Elsie M. Murray

Alton | Friday, March 4 2011

Elsie M. Murray, 83, passed away at 10:40 pm Friday March 4, 2011 at Willow Rose Rehab & Health Care.

She was born on December 23, 1927 in Eddyville, KY, the daughter of Joseph and Dora Mae (Piercy) Dunnagan. 

She married Hugh R. Murray on June 10, 1944 and he preceded her in death.

Elsie retired from Owens Illinois Glass Manufacturing as an inspector and retired after 35 years of service.  She enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

She is survived by five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Geneva Cooper of New Jersey, Juanita Faughn of Eddyville, KY, Rosalee & Melvin Naylor of Godfrey, Frieda Hammond of Paducah, KY, Becky & Sidney McKinney of Eddyville, KY; one brother and sister-in-law, Joseph & Elaine Dunnagan of Bethalto.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by an infant son, Donnie Murray and two sisters, Lois Glass and Arzetta Bloodworth.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 10 am until time of funeral services at 11 am Tuesday March 8, 2011 at Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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