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Kathleen Ann (Rae) Murdoch
Kathleen Ann (Rae) Murdoch, 62, of Marion, Iowa, passed away peacefully with her daughters by her side, on Monday, June 20, 2022. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3855 Katz Dr., Marion, Iowa. Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 520 Wilson Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, conducted by Pastor Mike Morgan. Private Family Inurnment will take place at Linwood Cemetery at a later date. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Kathy, under “photos and videos,” starting at 11 a.m. on Monday.
Kathy is survived by her daughters, Jaime (Daniel) Steward and Hailey Murdoch; grandchildren, Reagan Kathleen, Maddyn, Campbell, Makinley, Alivia and George; her siblings, Mary Rae, Susan Powers, Gail (Larry Blum), Russell Rae and David Rae; mother-in-law, Marlyce Murdoch; and numerous additional family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Brett John Murdoch; mother, Ellen Rae; brother, Mark Rae; brother-in-law, Garth Powers; and father-in-law, George Murdoch.
Kathy was born Nov. 25, 1959, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Harrison and Ellen (McCann) Rae. She attended Marion High School as part of the Class of 1978. On April 19, 1980, Kathy married John Murdoch, at First United Methodist Church, Marion, Iowa. Together they had their three children, Brett, Jaime and Hailey. They later divorced. Kathy worked many years as an administrative assistant for the City of Marion. She was a lifelong resident of Marion, Iowa, and loved the community. Kathy was a member of Marion Methodist Church.
Kathy greeted everyone with a smile, an abundance of kindness and never met a stranger. Her greatest joy in life came from being a mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she enjoyed spoiling them and doing special activities with each of them. She loved gardening, baking, reading, floating in the pool, board games and loud, happy family gatherings. Over the last several years, her health wasn’t always on her side, but she never waivered in her love and faith in Jesus and found strength where many others wouldn’t. The last three years she lived with Jaime and her family and stayed many weekends with Hailey and her family enjoying so many special moments with them and creating so many lasting memories. This time will forever be cherished by them all.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Kathy Murdoch and/or share a memory of Kathy please visit the funeral home’s webpage at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.