Rita M. Murray

Rita May Murray, 82, of North Manchester, IN, and formerly of Lagro, IN, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at 4:40 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Murray graduated from Lancaster High School in 1945. She was a homemaker and helped on the family dairy farm. She was a member of the Urbana Yoke Parish and attended the Winchester Senior Center in Wabash.

She was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Convoy, OH, to Leo and Iva Moyer Savieo. She married Robert W. "Bob" Murray on June 3, 1949, in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on May 23, 2002.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Townsend, of Lagro; a sister, Valera Savieo, of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Nichole (Larry) Lambert, of Lagro, and Aaron (Rachel) Mendenhall, of Wanatah; and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Rev. Larry Holderbaum officiated. Burial was at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, PO Box 1196, Warsaw, IN 46581.