Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Obituary - Mary Kathryn Rutherford Murray

Mary Kathryn Rutherford Murray passed away Saturday, August 27, 2022. She was 95 years old.

Kathryn was born May 8, 1927, to Hugh L. and Mary (Goodwin) Rutherford in Stotesbury, Missouri. She graduated from Stotesbury High School. She married Tom Murray on December 18, 1943. To this union they had three sons Thomas Jay, James, and Michael.

Kathryn was a housewife and enjoyed raising chickens and calves. She loved gardening and fishing. She worked at Western Insurance in Fort Scott, Kansas for six years. She was active in her sons’ lives helping with school activities and going to all their basketball games.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hugh Rutherford and Mary Rutherford Fletcher, her husband Tom Murray, two brothers Jay Rutherford and Wilbur Rutherford, one sister Barbara (Fletcher) Fitzgerald, two stepsisters Freda Henderson and Lois Kraus, and stepfather E.A. Fletcher.

She is survived by her sons Thomas Jay (Carol), Lamar, Missouri; James (Esther), Hume, Missouri, Michael, Liberal, Kansas. Eight Grandchildren Sherry St. John (Royce) Golden City, Missouri, Jody Weaver (Barry), Liberal, Missouri, Cindy Gammon (Brad) Lamar, Missouri; Jim Murray (Erin) St. Charles, Missouri; Brian (Ashley) Millersville, Maryland; Lisa Quiroz, (Raul) Wright, Wyoming; Chad Murray, Joplin, Missouri; and Tara Neuman (Jeremiah), Liberal, Kansas; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters Betty Sheehy, Independence, Missouri; Beverly Fletcher, Raymore, Missouri and Hattie Shaw, Ft. Scott, Kansas; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral service service will be 11 am Saturday, September 3, 2022 at the Greenlawn Cemetery, Rich Hill, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 10 am to departure for cemetery at the Heuser Funeral Home, Rich Hill. Memorial Contributions are suggested to Hume Alliance Ministry. Online condolences can be left at www.heuserfunerals.com.

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