December 17, 1940 - August 11, 2017
Bonnie A. McMurray, 76, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 11:43 a.m., Friday, August 11th, 2017 surrounded by her family, at at her home., McPherson, Kansas. Arrangements are pending. Bonnie was born in McPherson, Kansas on December 17, 1940, daughter of Alicia Althea (Mogenson) and Clifford Daniel Smith. Bonnie attended Lincoln grade school, McPherson Junior High and graduated from McPherson High School, McPherson, Kansas in 1958. She then attended business school in Hutchinson, Kansas. She was a member of First United Methodist Church McPherson where she taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday School. Bonnie was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She enjoyed selling Avon for many years and worked for the County of McPherson at the McPherson County Court House starting out in the County Clerks Office, working in Data Processing, and retired as a Computer Systems Operator. It was during these years that Bonnie got the nickname of "Bon Bon" from her co-workers. Bonnie and Royce enjoyed baby sitting their grandson, Colton through his grade school years. Retirement didn't last long and she went back to the Court House and worked in the Tag Department as a Title proofreader. Bonnie was a member of Royal Neighbors as a young woman and served as a Girl and Cub Scouts leader. Bonnie enjoyed her family, traveling, working in her yard and flower garden, reading, crocheting, needle point work and stained glass. Bonnie Alicia Smith was united in marriage to Royce E. McMurray on June 6, 1959 at Honolulu Hawaii. The young couple established their first home together in Honolulu. In 1961 the family moved back to McPherson. This union was blessed with the birth of two children, one son and one daughter, Craig and Julie. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of over fifty-eight years, Royce McMurray, of McPherson, Kansas; her children, Craig McMurray and his wife Melissa "Missy", of Denver, Colorado and Julie Zimmerman and her husband Mike, of McPherson, Kansas; her siblings, Kathy Buss and her husband Bob, of Taft, Tennessee, Steve Smith and his wife Donna, of McPherson, Kansas, Larry Smith and his wife Karen, of Huntsville, Alabama, and Jerry Smith, of McPherson, Kansas; her seven grandchildren, Megan McMurray (Nick Hornick), Sean McMurray (Sarah), Caitlin McMurray, Brandon Stewart (Kelley), Colton Zimmerman, Matt Zimmerman (Karis), and Nicole Zimmerman; her two great-grandchildren, Lyndon Zimmerman and Lauren Stewart; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Alicia and Clifford Smith Friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Glidden - Ediger Chapel, McPherson. The funeral service will be held at First United Methodist Church, McPherson, Kansas, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18th, 2017 with Reverend Karen Rice-Ratzlaff officiating. The final resting place will be at the McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or McPherson Shrine Children's Fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.
Bonnie A. McMurray, 76, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 11:43 a.m., Friday, August 11th, 2017 surrounded by her family, at at her home., McPherson, Kansas. Arrangements are pending. Bonnie was born in McPherson, Kansas on December 17,... View Obituary & Service Information
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