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Matilda McMurrin Townsend
September 1, 1900–March 1, 1981

Services were held March 5, 1981 for Matilda Townsend at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Anamosa with Rev. Ron Benfer officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.
Mrs. Townsend, 80, died at the Winslow House Care Center at Marion March 1.
She was born at Morley Sept. 1, 1900, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Wells McMurrin. She received her education in the Morley Schools.
On May 2, 1925, she married Neil Townsend and the couple made their home in Anamosa. Mr. Townsend preceded her in death Dec. 21, 1975.
She is survived by six children, Lavern Townsend, Walford; Randy Townsend, Anamosa; Leo Benischek, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Virgil (Berniece) Soukup, Springville; Mrs. Kenneth Millard, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Thomas Siver, Martelle; 24 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; two brothers, Albert McMurrin, DesMoines, Elvin McMurrin, Central City; and a half sister, Mrs. Dale (Arlene) French, Anamosa.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, her parents, three brothers and a sister.

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