King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – James E. McMurry, 79, Fort Madison


James E. McMurry, 79, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 8:45 PM at The Madison.

   He was born on September 19, 1940 in Washington, DC to Jack and Mary Kessler McMurry.  Jim was the thirteenth person hired at Fruehoff and worked there for thirty four years until it closed.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Church where he sang in the choir. Jim loved taking photos and was a member of the Shutter Bug Club for forty years and won several competitions over the years. 

   Survivors include one sister, Pat (Larry) Harrison of Ft. Madison; Nieces and Nephews, David Harrison of Beaverton, OR, Steven Harrison of Portland, OR and Michelle Huff of Houston, TX.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

   The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating.  The family will meet with friends from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

   A memorial has been established for Sacred Heart Church and online condolences may be left at

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