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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Charles Samuel Murrow, age 74, a former resident of Fort Scott and more recently of Jupiter, Fla., peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

In the early part of his married life, he worked in retail, making several transfers to Alabama, Louisiana and then to Arizona, where he was then in insurance and later owned his own insurance agency for several years before selling and working for a mining company, he worked as a geophysical technician and traveled extensively. Charles had two years of college at Mesa Community College. He also served in the military from 1954 to 1956 and was stationed in Korea.

First of all, Charles loved God, then family and he loved having several of his grandchildren near by and running in and out often, they in turn loved their Grandfather, or PaPa as they called him, and will be missed terribly bad by them. In earlier years, Charles took an active part in the functions of the Church.

Survivors include his wife, of 51 years, Martha Stanbro Murrow of the home in Fla.; two sons, John Murrow and Douglas Murrow, both of Jupiter, Fla. Also surviving in a sister, Audrey Murrow Wilson, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Ashel and Thelma Irwin Murrow, a brother, Virgil Keith and a sister, Thelma Leoria.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in the U.S. National Cemetery with military honors by the Olson Fray Burkhart Post No. 1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Palm Beach and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.

Words of sympathy may be emailed to the family at condolences@cheneywitt.com.