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Patricia Lee "Pat" Murray

Patricia Lee Patricia Lee Davis Murray was born March 5, 1940, in Harper, Kansas to Erwin and Bertha Neighbors Davis. She died at home on November 30, 2017, in Manhattan, Kansas. As a child, Pat attended Pilot Knob, a one-room country school, and Harper High School, where she graduated in 1957. She graduated from Emporia State University in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in education, and later from Kansas State University with a master’s degree in counseling.

When she was twelve years old, she dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. Through the years, she was a member of the Harper Methodist Church, Westview Community Church in Manhattan, and many education and volunteer associations. As a child, she belonged to the Piloteers 4-H Club, which her parents and their neighbors founded. Later in life, she helped lead the Bonfire 4-H Club in Riley County for 10 years, of which all three of her children were members. Pat was an elementary school teacher for more than 40 years and loved seeing generations of families pass through her classroom.

She is survived by her son Kelly and Grace McCauley, daughter Barbara and Ted Rose, and daughter Beverly and Joe Menke. She is survived by her grandchildren Holly and Kalen McCauley, and Megan and Ellen Menke. She is also survived by her brothers, Roy and Richard Davis, their wives, Beverly and Phyllis, and her brother-in-law, Tom McKnight. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Rogene McKnight. She is survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and a multitude of friends.

Pat loved being with family and friends and enjoyed serving others. In 2013, she retired to Meadowlark Hills, where she made many new friends prior to her death.

A family visitation will be held from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on December 5, 2017, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, and a memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on December 6, 2017, at the Westview Community Church. Cremation has already taken place.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be left in her memory to the Manhattan Area Retired Educators Association student scholarship fund and the Westview Community Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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