Madeline Murray

CENTRALIA — Madeline Murray 85, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019.

She was born July 5, 1933, in Marion County, daughter of Homer Fender and Pearl (Hilton) Fender. She married William Murray on April 28, 1955 in Champaign and he survives in Centralia.

In addition to her husband of 63 years, William “Bill” Murray of Centralia; three children: Cynthia Reid of Springfield, Kevin Murray and wife Lynn of Florida, and Elizabeth Murray of San Antonio, Texas; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,  and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

Madeline was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her husband and family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Murray family.

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