MURRA, Afke 1878-1937
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/30/2015 at 18:54:16
Mrs. Andrew Murra Dies Suddenly Friday Evening
Mrs. Andrew Murra died suddenly at her home west of Wellsburg Friday evening about seven o'clock. She had been in her usual health. A year ago she suffered a very slight stroke but it was believed she had recovered from that completely as she had been feeling well for months and had been doing her household duties as usual. She and her husband expected to spend the evening with one of the children living near by. She had helped Mr. Murra with the milking. After she finished she went into the house. Her husband followed her a few moments later and found the wife lying on the floor of the kitchen. She was dead when Mr. Murra reached her side. It was believed death resulted from a blood clot.
The news of Mrs. Murra's sudden death was a severe shock to the many friends of the family. She had resided in this locality all of her life and she was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She would have been 59 years old had she lived until September.
Funeral services were held in the home Tuesday shortly afternoon and later at the Reformed church in Wellsburg with the local pastor, Rev. Wm. Landsiedel, officiating. Every seat in the large church was occupied during the funeral service and there were some who could not be seated. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Mrs. Murra was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Jaspers. She was born at the Jaspers home just across the Grundy county line in Hardin county. She grew to womanhood there. She was married 38 years ago to Andrew Murra. The first two years of their married life they resided on a farm near Cleves. From there they moved to the farm where she died and where all of the children except one were born and raised.
Surviving are the husband, three sons and five daughters. The children are Mrs. John Ohling, Mrs. Peter Ruter, Mrs. Joe Kuper of Lennox, S.D., Mrs. August Haupt, Mrs. Carl J. Nederhoff, Abe, George and Allie Murra. One child died in infancy in 1919. There are six grandchildren. Three brothers and three sisters survive. They are Al, Henry and Ben Jaspers, Mrs. Joh DeNeui, Mrs. John Wilts and Mrs. Laube of Dubuque.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 July 1937, pg 9
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