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Ida Lue Murray

November 24, 1932 — December 29, 2017

Ida Lue Murray, 85, of of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at Westhaven Community in Boone.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at McGuire Bend United Brethren Church, rural Dayton. Rick Gates will officiate. Burial will follow at the McGuire Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Ida Lue Thomason was born on November 24, 1932, in Lepanto, Arkansas, the daughter of Finice and Alice (Doyle) Thomason. In 1950, she moved to Fort Dodge.

On March 4, 1952, Ida was united in marriage to Foncie Murray in Augusta, Arkansas. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Betty, Daniel, David, and Glenda.

Ida worked at the Wahkonsa Hotel in Fort Dodge from 1950–1951. Prior work collectively to support her family included picking cotton and harvesting mussel shells for buttons.

Ida was an active member of the McGuire Bend United Brethren Church until her health declined and then attended Crossroads Church in Perry.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, stillborn brother, Finice Thomason, four sisters, Martha Thomason in infancy, Aileen Remore, Willine Taylor, and Bobbie Smallwood, and her son David Murray.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Foncie Murray of Dayton, Iowa; two daughters, Betty (David) Jones of Boone, Iowa, Glenda (Chad) Hiddleson of Dawson, Iowa; son, Daniel Murray (Bev) of Grundy Center, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Patty Murray of Dayton, Iowa; one brother, William (Tanya) Leonard Thomason of Abilene, Texas; and four sisters, Catherine Gillian of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Eva Mae Farar of Sun City, Arizona, Julia "Jean" Smith of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Barbara Jean (Jim) Kelley of Augusta, Arkansas;16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Starts at 11:45 am (Central time)

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