Mrs. Edna Marie Murray

June 9, 1916 - Nov. 30, 2005

Mrs. Edna Marie Murray entered into eternal life with her Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at age 89. She was born in Delrey, Ill., on June 9, 1916, to Joseph and Freada (nee Morman) Brigger. On July 28, 1942, she married James Murray in Chicago. He preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1989.

Mrs. Murray lived in La Porte County, Ind., for 42 years and moved to Wisconsin in 1992. She was the owner of Bay Tree Inn and worked at Woolworth’s for eight years. She was a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha and Divine Savior Church in Hartford.

She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Judy (Gary) Holloway of Hartford; her sons, James A. (Eva) Murray of Hesperia, Calif., and Patrick (Sally) Murray of San Antonio; eight grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; her brother, Edward (Florence) Brigger of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Murray; and her brother, Harold Brigger.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Monday, Dec. 5, at Essling Funeral Home, 1117 Indiana Ave., La Porte, Ind., with the Rev. David Young officiating. Burial will take place at Tracy Lutheran Cemetery immediately following the service.

A local memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha.

Memorial contributions may be made to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 1205 S. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or to the American Heart Association Indiana Affiliate Inc., Region 2, 2410 N. Grape Road, Suite 5A, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

Essling Funeral Home in La Porte, (219) 362-2722, is serving the family.