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Margaret S. Coit-Murray, age 87, of Joplin, Mo., passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at St. Luke's Nursing Center, following a long illness.
Margaret was born on January 12, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Grendzinski) Glad. Margaret has lived in the Joplin area most of her life.
She married Ronald W. Coit and Ed Murray. She was a Catholic. She worked as a sales associate for Newman's Department Store, retiring in 1993. She was also a licensed private pilot. She was a member of the Women's Business Club of Joplin. She enjoyed gardening and oil painting.
Margaret is survived by two sons, Darryl Coit and wife, Darlene, Joplin, and Terry Coit and wife, Karen, Blue Springs, Mo.; three sisters, Joan Hess, Kennewick, Wash., Helen Coit, Kansas City, Mo., and Mary Ann Lively, Kansas City, Kan.; four grandchildren, Angela Paige and husband, Matt, Christopher Coit and wife, Candice, Dustin Coit and wife, Kate, and Lindsay Phillips and husband, Jason; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Reverend Justin Monoghan and Reverand Dr. Colleen Carroll will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Mason-Woodard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
Published on November 29, 2017
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