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“Mom, its hard to believe you have been gone a month already. I miss you so much, I can't imagine the years I have to live without you. I have so...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Glenda Hiddleson - Dawson, IA

“Thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. Ida Lou was such a dear friend and will be missed.Patty Littsen Hansen ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Ann Hansen - Wichita, KS - Friend

“You were loved by many & will be missed. I'll be praying for the family! ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kimberly Dawn Gillion - Hensley, AR

“One of many fond memeries that I have of my mom was when my brother Dave and I got into trouble, mom went to get the broom handle to beat our butts....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Daniel Murray - Grundy Center, IA

“I remember visiting Ida and Foncie at their home in Dayton. Ida was having a spell of bad health, but her spirits were tremendous and her faith in...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Rick Gates - Perry, IA

“Foncie & Family:My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Ida Lue was a very, very special person to our family; such a good and caring...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kathryn Murphy Vawter - Boise, ID

Ida Lue Murray, 85, of of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at Westhaven Community in Boone.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at McGuire Bend United Brethren Church, rural Dayton. Rick Gates will officiate. Burial will follow at the McGuire Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Ida Lue Thomason was born on November 24, 1932, in Lepanto, Arkansas, the daughter of Finice and Alice (Doyle) Thomason. In 1950, she moved to Fort Dodge.

On March 4, 1952, Ida was united in marriage to Foncie Murray in Augusta, Arkansas. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Betty, Daniel, David, and Glenda.

Ida worked at the Wahkonsa Hotel in Fort Dodge from 1950–1951. Prior work collectively to support her family included picking cotton and harvesting mussel shells for buttons.

Ida was an active member of the McGuire Bend United Brethren Church until her health declined and then attended Crossroads Church in Perry.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, stillborn brother, Finice Thomason, four sisters, Martha Thomason in infancy, Aileen Remore, Willine Taylor, and Bobbie Smallwood, and her son David Murray.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Foncie Murray of Dayton, Iowa; two daughters, Betty (David) Jones of Boone, Iowa, Glenda (Chad) Hiddleson of Dawson, Iowa; son, Daniel Murray (Bev) of Grundy Center, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Patty Murray of Dayton, Iowa; one brother, William (Tanya) Leonard Thomason of Abilene, Texas; and four sisters, Catherine Gillian of Greenbrier, Arkansas, Eva Mae Farar of Sun City, Arizona, Julia "Jean" Smith of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and Barbara Jean (Jim) Kelley of Augusta, Arkansas;16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.