Susan McMurray


Susan McMurray, 70, of Oskaloosa, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at UnityPoint Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Susan McMurray, daughter of Neva Stottcain, was born on April 4, 1953, in Kirkville, Missouri. She attended school in Memphis, Missouri. She married Earl McMurray in Memphis on July 15, 1970, and they soon moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her first jobs in Oskaloosa were in housekeeping and as an auxiliary aid in nursing homes. Susan will be remembered as a hard worker. Susan and Earl moved to Missouri for five years and then returned to Oskaloosa.

Susan loved to be surrounded by her family and friends; summer grilling in the backyard was a favorite activity, and watching football, Westerns, The Waltons, MASH, and The Voice were a few of their favorites. Susan also looked forward to visits with her sister-in-law, Kay, and her children coming to help her with projects around the house. Her grandchildren also enjoyed spending time with Grandma, and each has a special memory of an activity they enjoyed together. Susan enjoyed her trips to Walmart as much to visit with friends as to buy supplies. She will be remembered as a great wife, Mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a member of the Light House Apostolic Church.

Her family includes her son, Keith (Mikayla) McMurray of Grinnell and James (Tonya) Jackson of Oskaloosa, Kevin McMurray of Oskaloosa, and Terry McMurray of Oskaloosa; and nine grandchildren: P.J. Gideon, Natasha Gideon, Collen Gideon, Kelsey McMurray, Keith McMurray Jr., Ethan Graham, Rebecca McMurray, Amy Holman, and Natalie McMurray.

As was her wish, her body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorials can be made to the family. Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with her arrangements.

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