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Gloria J. McMurray

November 1, 1928 — May 27, 2024

McPherson, KS

Gloria Jane McMurray, 95, of McPherson, KS, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 27, 2024, at McPherson Hospital.


Gloria was born on November 1, 1928, in Thurman, IA, the daughter of Daniel Clayton and Vera Mabel (Ewell) Tillman. She graduated from McPherson High School and attended McPherson College. On December 21, 1947, Gloria was united in marriage to Robert W. Lowe.  He died January 17, 1969. On July 7, 1979, Gloria married Samuel H. McMurray. He preceded her in death on September 27, 2007.


She was a CNA at Bethany Home in Lindsborg, helped on the family farm, and also worked at the McPherson Sentinel. Gloria was a longtime member of New Gottland Covenant Church.


Survivors include: her son, Steve Lowe of McPherson; two daughters, Sandy (Steve) Ratzlaff of Hutchinson, KS and Sheri (Gary) Abell of McPherson, KS; step-children, Vickie (Russ) Dryden of Haysville, KS and Brad (Jane) McMurray of Plant City, FL; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and many extended family members and friends.


She was preceded in death by her husbands; a son, Stan Lowe; a brother, Carroll Tillman; a sister, Lucille Wittenberg; and grandson, Corey Bruce.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at Stockham Family Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 6, at New Gottland Covenant Church with Pastor Dan Parry officiating. Burial will follow at McPherson Cemetery.


Memorial donations may be made to New Gottland Covenant Church in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.


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