Richard Murray

Richard Murray, 98, of Ash Grove, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020. Murray, the son of Wayne and Thelma (Piper) Murray, was born in Ash Grove on Feb. 10, 1922. Richard and Dorris Wagner were united in marriage on Dec.4, 1943 and shared over 75 years together, before Dorris’ passing in 2019. Murray was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Ash Grove High School in 1941. He was a farmer and his farm was very important to him. Murray is survived by his nephew, Donnie Wagner and wife Rosy of Ash Grove; nieces, Connie Stacey and husband Mike of Ash Grove; Sandra Edgington and husband Bob of Columbia; Peggy Owen and husband Doug of Ash Grove; great nieces and nephews, Anne Edgington, Tyson and Jessica Wagner, Cory and Beth Stacey, Cody and Tina Stacey, Piper and Wesley Leigh, Parker Owen; eight great-great nieces and nephews; cousins, other family and many friends. Murray was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorris; and brother, Dale Murray. Graveside services were Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Ash Grove Cemetery, Ash Grove. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be left in Murray’s name to Integrity Hospice and may be left at the funeral home. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove.


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