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MURRAY, Vera I. (1905 - 2002)


Posted By: Gayle P. Snow (email)
Date: 3/6/2024 at 14:38:53

Mason City - Vera I. Murray, 97, of 208 14th St. N.W., died Monday (Nov. 11, 2002) at her home.

Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Georgia Ave., with the Rev. Douglas Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E. in Mason City, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.

Vera was born on Nov. 5, 1905, in Chickasaw County, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Carrie (Palmer) Carey. She graduated from Nashua High School in 1924 and was united in marriage to Elbert L. Murray on May 15, 1928, in Mason City.

Vera began work at the Jacob E. Decker Packing Plant in Mason City in 1945, retiring in 1970 after 25 years of service.

She was a lifelong resident of Mason City who loved to travel, crochet and quilt, especially for her grandchildren, and spend time with her family. Vera also was proud of her collection of over 200 elephants and always had a pet cat.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the K.B. Circle and of the Mason City Rebekah Lodge.

Vera is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Delores) Calkins of Chicago Heights and Darlene Hicks and her husband, Robert, of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, David and Marcella Calkins, Paul and Francesca Calkins, Michael and Deborah Calkins, Steven and Debra Calkins, John and Maria Hicks, Robert and Susan Hicks, William and Regina Hicks, and Linda and David Brady; and 13 great-grandchildren, Sean, Laura, Daniel, Gianna and Joseph Calkins, Sean, Jacob, Colin, Emily, Jacqueline, Katherine and Plamen Hicks, and Jennifer Brady.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Darold Murray; a grandson, Mark Calkins; a great-grandson, Nicholas Calkins; and three sisters.


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