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Eleanor Mae Chambers, 91
December 2nd, 2016
Eleanor Mae Chambers, known to many of her friends as Connie, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from complications of Alzheimer's. She was just three months shy of her 92nd birthday. While the family and friends she left behind will miss her terribly, she is enjoying a Heavenly reunion with her husband, John; beloved son, John Edward (Eddie); grandson, Mark Simmons; her mother and father, Zeffie Mae and Shurad Weldon; her brothers Henry, Albert (and Jane), and Douglas (and Naomi) Weldon; and many other relatives and friends.

Lewis William Turner, 91
December 2nd, 2016
Lewis William Turner, 91, of Anamosa, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Pinicon Place in Anamosa. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion.

Blessed with 60 years of marriage
by Report Submitted · November 22nd, 2016
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, Jim and Sylvia Malake, of Marion, celebrate 60 blessed years together. The Malakes would like their family and friends to joyously join with them at a light lunch and open house on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at Lowe Park, 10th St., Marion, IA, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ida Mary Spratt Shannon, 102
November 22nd, 2016
Ida Mary Spratt Shannon, 102, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Willow Gardens Care Center, Marion. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, conducted by Father David O'Connor. Burial took place at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Rebecca Coffin-Mikkelsen, 59
November 22nd, 2016
Rebecca "Becky" Coffin-Mikkelsen, 59, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at her home. Celebration of Life was at noon on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Shirley Ann Fite, 73
November 22nd, 2016
Shirley Ann Fite, 73, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Graveside service for family and friends was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov, 19, 2016, at Czech National Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Pastor Mark Thomas.

Beverly A. Holtz, 83
November 17th, 2016
Beverly A. Holtz, 83, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service was at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion. Burial is at Campbell Cemetery, Bertram.

Clair McGriff, 78
November 17th, 2016
Clair McGriff, 78, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at his home. A private family burial will take place at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Irene Bruce, 68
November 17th, 2016
Irene Bruce, 68, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at her home. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Service was at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Marion, conducted by Reverend Jerry W. Doellinger. Burial was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

It's all about holiday cheer at the mall
by Report submitted · November 17th, 2016
It's all about holiday cheer this year at Lindale Mall, Cedar Rapids' only indoor shopping venue. Santa Claus sleighed into Center Court last Saturday, Nov. 12 to help shoppers celebrate the season with a variety of family-friendly events, entertainment, and opportunities to give back to others. From family and purr-fect pet photo experiences to community showcases, Lindale Mall is your holiday headquarters for initiatives including the "Pack the Pantry" food drive, Santa's grand arrival, and holiday gift wrapping.

Jeremiah Robert Roark, 24
November 17th, 2016
Jeremiah Robert Roark, 24, passed away Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Prairie Chapel Church, Marion.

Landis Kent Thompson, 65
November 17th, 2016
Landis Kent Thompson, 65, of Stone City, passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, which ended his battle with cancer. He was adamant that he wanted this time to be a celebration of his life, instead of a sad mourning of his death. So in that spirit we hope that you be present and love those close to you.

Marjory (Ostrander) Martin, 90
November 17th, 2016
Surrounded by her family, Marjory Anne (Ostrander) Martin, age 90, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at First United Methodist Church in Marion with the Rev. Mike Morgan officiating. Visitation was on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion.

Richard A. McLaughlin, 85
November 17th, 2016
Richard A. McLaughlin, 85, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at ManorCare Health Services in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, conducted by Father David O'Connor. The family greeted friends one hour prior to Mass at the church. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion.

Richard D. Spurlock, 87
November 17th, 2016
Richard D. Spurlock, 87, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at Summit Pointe Senior Living Community following a long illness. In honor of Richard's life, the family greeted friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at Summit Pointe Senior Living Community, 3505 English Glen Avenue, Marion.
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