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Elva Klementine "Kay" McMurray

September 23, 1917 - May 17, 2021

Elva Klementine “Kay” McMurray, of Springfield, Illinois, died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Home, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 23, 1917, in Pinckneyville, Illinois, the daughter of Benjamin, Jr. and Mary Louise Baker Keene. In 1942, she married Sgt. Eugene P. McMurray in Inman, SC and he died in 1988. She previously resided in DuQuoin, Illinois and was a resident of Springfield since 1957.

Kay was employed at Bressmer’s Department Store for 22 years. She was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. She was a 25 year member of the Ann Clark Circle of Kings Daughters. Kay was a volunteer in crafts at Lincoln Memorial Garden for many years.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Jean McMurray; her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving two sons, Darrell (Vicky) McMurray and Thomas (Patti) McMurray, both of Springfield; five grandchildren, Jen Lambert of Springfield, Jeff McMurray of Chicago, Jason (Kayla) McMurray of Springfield, Traci McMurray of Chicago, and Scott McMurray of Springfield; four great-grandchildren, Maddie Gleeson of Springfield, Joe Gleeson of Ft. Hood, TX, Zach Gleeson of Springfield, and Jayla McMurray of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the Sisters and staff of St. Joseph’s Home for their care and compassion for Kay.

Visitation: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Michael Keppler officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The funeral service can be livestreamed by clicking on the link below:

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Springfield Southern Baptist Church – 225 North Grand Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Time: 11:30 am

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield

Address:

1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map


Cemetery Information

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Address:

1441 Monument Ave
Springfield, IL 62702

(217) 789-2340 Map


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Springfield Southern Baptist Church – 225 North Grand Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702 or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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