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Dorothy Kiger McMurray

January 21, 1919 — July 6, 2023

West Alexander

 

Dorothy Kiger McMurray, age 104, of West Alexander passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2023, at Strabane Woods Assisted Living, Washington.

Born January 21, 1919, in West Alexander, one of three daughters to the late Oscar R. and Etta H. (Miller) Kiger.

Dorothy graduated from West Alexander High School in 1935 at the age of 16 then went on to graduate from Penn Commercial Business School in 1936. She was a longtime member of the West Alexander Presbyterian Church. Dorothy married her high school sweetheart, John F. McMurray, Sr., on June 17, 1943, who passed away on January 18, 2003. Some may remember her as a long time Secretary/Treasurer and a Director of the West Alexander Fair for over 50 years. She was also Donegal Township wage tax collector for many years. Dorothy managed the financial records for McMurray Brothers Dairy Farm owned and operated by her husband, John, and his brother, James Kenneth “Tony” McMurray.

She is survived by two sons, John F. (Patty) McMurray, Jr., of Eighty-Four and James K. (Christine) McMurray, of West Alexander; five grandchildren, Justin (Rebecca) McMurray, Jonathan McMurray, Adam (Sherry) McMurray, Ryan (Amy) McMurray and Marissa McMurray; ten great grandchildren, Jocelynn, Tucker, Aiden, Corbin, Isabelle, Eli, Thomas, Emelia, Conner and Ella McMurray.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mildred Moore and Pauline Bryant.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 on Monday, July 10, 2023, at the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, 108 Main St. West Alexander PA 15376, where services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, with Rev. Dr. Page Creach, officiating. Burial will follow at West Alexander Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, 108 Main St. West Alexander, PA 15376.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181.

Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 10, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

West Alexander Presbyterian Church

108 Main Street, West Alexander, PA 15376

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Visitation

Monday, July 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

West Alexander Presbyterian Church

108 Main Street, West Alexander, PA 15376

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

West Alexander Presbyterian Church

108 Main Street, West Alexander, PA 15376

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Burial

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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