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Mary Wells McMurrin Townsend
February 4, 1876–November 5, 1940

Mary McMurrin Townsend, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levy L. Wells, was born near Anamosa, Iowa, February 4, 1876, and departed this life at the farm home on November 5, 1940, at the age of 64 years.
As Mary Wells she grew to womanhood near Anamosa, attending the Madison school. Her entire life was spent in and around Anamosa. It was on September 4, 1896 that she was united in marriage to Nathaniel Moore McMurrin and to this union eight children were born, six of whom survive. On October 3, 1918, Mr. McMurrin died. On November 16, 1919 she was married to Charles Townsend and to this union one child was born, who also survives.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Charles Townsend, Mrs. Daisy Van Voltenberg and William LaRue McMurrin of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Sarah Matilda Townsend of Anamosa; Rev. Albert McMurrin of Morristown, Ind.; Elwin McMurrin of Central City; Glen McMurrin of Cedar Rapids; Charlette Arlene McGuire of Anamosa; a foster daughter, Marjory Ann Wells of Anamosa; 4 step-children; 42 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; six brothers and one sister; besides other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by a child in infancy and one son, Dewey McMurrin only this last October 27, in Marion.
Funeral services were held from Smykil Home for Funerals Thursday, November 7, with Rev. J. K. Delahooke, Methodist minister, in charge. Burial was in the Forest cemetery.

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