Elva Klementine “Kay” McMurray

Elva Klementine “Kay” McMurray, of Springfield, Illinois, died at the age of 103 on May 17, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Home, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 23, 1917, in Pinckneyville, Illinois, the daughter of Benjamin, Jr. and Mary Louise Baker Keene. In 1942, she married Sgt. Eugene P. McMurray in Inman, SC and he died in 1988. She previously resided in DuQuoin, Illinois and was a resident of Springfield since 1957.

Kay was employed at Bressmer’s Department Store for 22 years. She was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. She was a 25 year member of the Ann Clark Circle of Kings Daughters. Kay was a volunteer in crafts at Lincoln Memorial Garden for many years.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris Jean McMurray; her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Surviving two sons, Darrell (Vicky) McMurray and Thomas (Patti) McMurray, both of Springfield; five grandchildren, Jen Lambert of Springfield, Jeff McMurray of Chicago, Jason (Kayla) McMurray of Springfield, Traci McMurray of Chicago, and Scott McMurray of Springfield; four great-grandchildren, Maddie Gleeson of Springfield, Joe Gleeson of Ft. Hood, TX, Zach Gleeson of Springfield, and Jayla McMurray of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 10:00 – 11:30 am, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Funeral Service: 11:30 am, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Reverend Michael Keppler officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Springfield Southern Baptist Church – 225 North Grand Avenue, Springfield, Illinois 62702 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

CDC Protocol shall be followed.

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