St. Marys—Murrine B. Suttles, 85, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Community Hospital in St. Marys.
Mrs. Suttles, the daughter of Murry Ernest and Lillian Everine Carls Rice, was born June 10, 1930 in St. Clere, Kansas; she was raised and lived in the St. Clere community many years until moving to St. Marys.
On July 2, 1949 she was united in marriage to Frankie M. Suttles at her parents’ home. He preceded her in death on December 9, 1997. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Sidney LeRoy and a son Frankie Eugene “Gene” Suttles on September 6, 2004 and her sister, Florence Bottom.
Murrine lived most of her life farming, where she developed a love for the outdoors and became passionate about gardening. She planted, harvested, and prepared produce from her garden each year and would unselfishly give canned and cooked foods as gifts to her family and friends to enjoy. Murrine loved her family and God with deep devotion and kept her faith strong as a member of the Rossville Bible Church.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Debbie) Suttles, Houston, TX. and Danny (Debbie) Suttles, Clearwater, Kansas; her daughter, Linda (Rick) McKay, Plano, TX; two brothers, Maurice Rice, Seneca and Louis (Darlene) Rice, Emmett; a brother-in-law, Bobby (Kay) Suttles, Fairfield Glade, TN; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Emmett. Mrs. Suttles will lie in state from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday where the family will receive friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville Bible Church and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.