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July 12, 1954 ~ August 20, 2021 (age 67)
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Scott McMurray, age 67, passed away on August 20th, 2021, in Waukesha WI.  


Born in Peoria, IL, he was the son of Lou and Barbara McMurray. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976, Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1979, and Doctor of Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary in 1991. He will be remembered for his 40 years of service and dedication working as a United Methodist clergyman at various Churches throughout the Illinois and Wisconsin conference. Scott was an elder in full connection and retired member of Wisconsin Annual Conference. He was an avid bicyclist and enjoyed many adventures traveling the world. He will be remembered for his devotion to his congregations and faithfulness to God.  


Scott was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara McMurray, and wife, Deborah McMurray (Lake). He is survived by his son Adam McMurray and his wife Samantha; daughter Katie Gross and her husband Jeff; grandchildren Charles and Teagan Gross; father Lou McMurray; and brother Lee McMurray. 


A memorial service will be held at 11am on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Charleston Bible Church, 2605 University Dr., Charleston, Illinois. The service will be followed by Scott’s burial alongside his late wife Deborah at the Janesville Cemetery (also known as New Gordon Cemetery). A reception will be held after at Charleston Bible Church.  


Memorial donations and condolences can be sent to Katie Gross at 304 27th Dr. NW, Austin, MN 55912.



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Memorial Service
September 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Charleston Bible Church
2605 University Drive
Charleston, IL 61920

September 11, 2021

12:30 PM
Janesville Cemetery
Pleaseant Grove Township
Coles County, IL 61920

September 11, 2021

1:00 PM
Charleston Bible Church
2605 University Drive
Charleston, IL 61920


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