DEATHS: Russell McMurray, 77

Russell E. McMurray, 77, retired oil field pumper and employee of American Maplan Corp., died Dec. 23 at Memorial Hospital in McPherson.

The funeral was Dec. 27 at Canton United Methodist Church. Burial was at Empire Cemetery in Galva.

He was born Feb. 19, 1924, to Ray and Mildred Johnson McMurray in Spring Valley Township south of Canton.

He is survived by four sons, Michael K. and Brent E., both of McPherson, and Craig R. and Kelly L., both of Los Angeles, Calif; two brothers, Glenn of Canton and Rex of Haven; two half-brothers, Wayne McMurray and Randy McMurray; and two grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with McPherson VFW Post #2715.

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