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Karen Murray

June 29, 1950 — February 20, 2023

Neodesha, Kansas

Karen Sue Murray, 72 of Neodesha, Kansas was welcomed in the arms of her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 20, 2023.

On June 29, 1950, Gene and Virginia Millis welcomed their daughter Karen Sue into this world. Karen grew up in Neodesha and attended the Neodesha school system. In 1967, Karen married Larry Murray in Fredonia, he preceded her in death in 1984. Karen filled several jobs throughout her life, retiring from ACC/ Standard Motors, but her favorite job was always mother and grandmother. She loved the time she spent with her family. The holidays were her favorite times, especially New Years and the Fourth of July. Karen made it a priority to be at all her family’s sporting events and school programs. During her free time, Karen loved to talk on the phone, take her mother Virginia cruising around the countryside, read her Bible, and tend to her flowers. Karen also had a soft spot for her dogs and her grand dogs, she considered them part of her family, pampering them every moment she could. Karen was always a fighter, enduring and conquering multiple health issues through her life. Karen will be remembered as a loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Karen is preceded in death by her father, Gene Millis, husband, Larry Murray, sister, Deborah Hughes, and brother, Jerry Millis.

Karen’s memory will carry on with her mother, Virginia Millis, daughters, Rebecca Murray and partner, Bill Powell, Patricia Murray, and Rachel Brown and partner, Allen Miller, brothers, Tim and Spike Millis, grandchildren, Austin Brown, Corbin (Lexie) Murray, Alex (Abby) Wood, Peyton (Isaac) Couch, and Sam Powell.

A Celebration of Karen’s Life will be held at the Christ Church, 1001 Elm St. in Neodesha on Friday, February 24th at 2:00 pm with burial immediately following at the Neodesha Cemetery. To leave the family a special message of condolence, please visit,

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Christ Church (Neodesha)

1001 Elm St, Neodesha, KS 66757

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