Peggy Murray

Peggy Dowell Murray passed away on June 6, 2018, at the age of 76, peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family. The family will have a private tribute for Peggy with Ford & Sons Funeral Home of Cape Girardeau in charge of the arrangements. She was born on Dec. 19, 1941 in Fulton, Ky. to Harold Dowell and Sylvia Morgan Dowell. She lived all her life in Martin where she acted as mother and father to her three daughters. She spent her life caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, whom she loved more than anything in the world. She was retired from Martin Manufacturing Company. She spent the last years of her life living with her daughter in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She is survived by her daughters, Deborah Kaye Stabenow, Sabrina Diane Haas (Greg), Cristy Evelyn Bond (Robert); her grandchildren, Sean Michael Gilbertson, Emily Erin Gilbertson, Heather Marie Pollard (Mitch) and Patrick Gregory Haas (Mary); her great-grandchildren, Ava Marie Goodwin, Cooper Riley Pollard, Kayden Gregory Haas, and Khloe Elizabeth Haas; her brother, Billy “Bubba” Dowell (Jenny); and her niece and nephew, Ginger Lee Dowell Brasfield (Jay) and Billy Gene Dowell Jr. (Meredith). She is preceded in death by her granddaughter, Jessica Murray Brewer; her parents; and her grandparents that raised her, Hibert “Granddaddy” and Jessie “Ducky” Dowell. She is also preceded in death by her aunts, Agnes Boucher, Margaret Eddington, Juanita Watson and Doris McMinn (Joe). Online condolences may be made at

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