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Evelyn M. Murrell

October 28, 1931 — September 17, 2023

Davenport

Evelyn M. Murrell

Funeral service and Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn M. Murrell, 91, of Davenport, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2023 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport.  The Mass will be livestreamed by visiting https://www.facebook.com/stpauldisciples Burial will be in the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.  Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass in the gathering space at church.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  

 

Mrs. Murrell died on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family hours after her seventeenth great-grandchild was brought into this world. 

 

Evelyn Marie Untz was born on October 28, 1931 in West Brooklyn, Illinois, a daughter of Christian and Fannie (Yocum) Untz.  She was united in marriage to James W. Murrell on February 14, 1953 in Aurora, Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2006.

 

Evelyn cherished her large family. As a mother of 12, her home was the house her kids’ friends always wanted to visit, as she loved and welcomed all children.  She enjoyed gardening and cooking, which came in pretty handy with a home that was always full.

 

Survivors include her children and their spouses; Michael Murrell, Diane Murrell, Steven (Melissa) Murrell, David Murrell, Patrick Murrell, John Murrell, Daniel Murrell, Mary Ekstrand, Colleen Murrell, Julie (Michael) McClellan, and Thomas (Stephanie) Murrell; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, siblings: Beverly Cummings, Michigan, and Raymond (Dorothy) Untz, Texas and nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James T. Murrell,

grand-children, Amy Murrell, Steven Murrell and Tyler Ekstrand, her parents, and sisters, Delores Moake and Betty Kandel.  May they rest in peace

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Visitation

Friday, September 22, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

916 E Rusholme St, Davenport, IA 52803

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Mass

Friday, September 22, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

916 E Rusholme St, Davenport, IA 52803

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