Dolores “Dee” McMurray

Dolores “Dee” McMurray, 74, of Independence, Mo passed away on October 5th in Independence. Her funeral service will be held at 3:00pm Monday, October 10th at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, Mo. The visitation will precede the service at 2:00pm. To view the memorial service live, click HERE.

Ms. McMurray was born June 17th, 1948 in Kansas City, Mo. She started her career as a Montessori teacher, and spent the last years as a banker at Commerce. Dee’s faith was very important to her, and over the years she was a member of many congregations. She was a fan of local sports teams. She enjoyed thrift storing and cleaning. Most importantly, Dee loved spending time with her close friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister, her son Edward Joseph McMurray, and her beloved dogs, Maggie and Carlito. Dee is survived by her daughter Layla McMurray and son in law Luke Bainton, her son Tommy McMurray, her six grandkids, and her three brothers.

Visits: 2


  1. Sherry Ettinger, Evangelistic Center Church on October 7, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    I loved being Dee’s friend; she always encouraged me. She loved me and I loved her.

  2. Maxine on October 8, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Dee had fun sense of humor!
    I also remember that she would tease me about my “kitchen gadgets “, as she called them. She would call me the Kitchen gadget Queen! Lol!
    She will certainly be missed.

  3. Jacqueline Venable Chatterton on October 8, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I’m ashamed to say that has been many years since I have been in touch with Dee. I loved her and I know that she has already met my husband who passed on April 8 of this year.
    My prayers go out to all her family in this hard time.

  4. Beverley Bainton on October 9, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    Dee welcomed Luke into her heart and family when he married Layla. We had the pleasure to meet her when we visited Kansas City, she loved her Aussie family. Layla, all the Australian family and friends send their condolences. I’m sure Dee would have loved hearing about Andrew and Talia’s wedding and she will be sending her blessings to them from Heaven. We have arranged for some trees to be planted in Australia in Dee’s memory.

    Rest in Peace Dee
    Bev, Greg, Andrew, Talia, Patch, Monique and all the extended family

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