Leona M. Murray, 92, of Old Fort, OH passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Memorial Hospital. She was born December 15, 1921 in Fremont, the daughter of Leroy and Amelia (Voss) Collier. She was a graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Leona married Carl A. Murray on November 4, 1945 at Old Fort United Methodist Church and he survives. She was a Homemaker and owned Murray Farms along with her husband. Leona also worked as a Clerk and Bookkeeper at Art Smith Economy Plumbers and wrote Old Fort local news articles for the News Messenger.
Leona was a member of Old Fort United Methodist Church, Seneca County Farm Bureau, New Idea Farm Women’s Club and WIN One Sunday school class. She enjoyed pinochle, gardening, cooking, baking and entertaining. She also enjoyed spending the winters in Bradenton, FL for thirty years with her husband.
Leona is survived by her husband of sixty-eight years, Carl A. Murray, Old Fort, OH; children, Norman (Nola) Murray, Green Springs, OH, Sharon (Thomas) Dugan, Alva, FL, William “Bill” (Patti) Murray, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Melanie Speed and Rachel Chandler-Green both of Las Vegas, NV, Adam Murray, Worthington, OH, Emily Leonard, Chicago, IL, Bessie Dugan and Susan Dugan both of Fort Myers, FL, Charlotte Steinard, Lehigh Acres, FL, Aaron Murray, Findlay, OH and Cory Murray, Baldwinsville, NY; twelve great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter Collier and sister, Ruby Wilson.
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