Born 12-9-1947 -- Died 8-26-2004
Edward H. McMurray, 56, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., he was the son of Leo and Sylvia Alford McMurray. He was a billing clerk for Kansas City Southern Railroad. He was a Catholic by faith.
He was a member of the UTU Union. He enjoyed all sports, especially football and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Donna McMurray of the home; his mother, Sylvia Phillips of Blue Springs; a daughter, Layla McMurray of Raytown, Mo.; sons -- Edward Joseph McMurray of Raytown, Mo., and Thomas Aron McMurray of Bates City, Mo.; brothers -- Leo McMurray of North Kansas City, Mo., John McMurray of Buckner, Mo., Dennis McMurray of Indepen-dence, and Eugene Phillips of Blue Springs; a sister, Janie Milburn of Leeton, Mo.; and grandchildren -- Jackson J., Logan P., and Reilly J. McMurray.
McMurray was the nephew of Walta Miller of Mammoth Spring.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leo McMurray, and stepfather, Gene Phillips.
The funeral service was held Aug. 30 at Web Freer Funeral Home in Blue Springs. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery in Buckner, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Oakland Cemetery or the American Diabetes Association.