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Murrine B. Suttles

November 4, 2015

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.

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7 thoughts on “Murrine B. Suttles

  1. I did not hear about your mother passing until this week. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved talking to your mom about gardening. She was very helpful as I started gardening. Mom enjoyed playing cards with her and going on the bus to Topeka and Manhattan. Hard to believe that they are both gone and went so quickly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    sally sharp

  2. Ray and I both thought a lot of Murrine. We will miss her. Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow.
    Ann & Ray Barthuly

  3. I extend my deep sympathy to Murrines family. She was dear lady, whom I looked forward to, as she came into my salon for me to dress her hair. We developed a deep friendship over the years. I am happy I was able to reconnect with her this past month. She loved you kids, and was very proud of you, each and everyone . She will be deeply missed ! Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

  4. We were sorry to here of Murines passing. Joe & I use to play cards with Murine and Gene. We had such fun times. God be with you at this time of loss in your lives.
    God Bless,
    Joe & Pauline Conley
    Delia, Kansas

  5. Thought and prayers to the family for comfort and peace. Grandma Suttles I will miss reading your letters and cards, and am grateful for the time I was able to share with you my family. You will be missed.
    Love Shannon

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