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Muriel Catherine Cunningham

Friday, November 9, 2007

Aug. 27, 1917 - Nov. 4, 2007

Muriel Catherine Cunningham, 90, formerly of Benkelman, died Sunday (Nov. 4, 2007) in her home in McCook.

She was born Aug. 27, 1917, in rural Dundy County, near Max, to George and Catherine (Burkett) Johnson.  She attended school at District 51 and later Max Public Schools.

On March 9, 1935, she was united in marriage to Cecil A. Cunningham. They spent the majority of their married life in rural Dundy County.  She also worked several years at Skogmo's Department Store in Benkelman.  The last 10 years of her life were spent in McCook. 

She was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women.  In later years, she joined the Order of Eastern Star.

Preceding her in death were her parents, George and Catherine Johnson; her husband, Cecil Cunningham; and one sister, Margaret.

Survivors include her children, Robert Cunningham and wife, June of Las Vegas, Nev., Gary Cunningham of Englewood, Colo., Ronald Cunningham and wife, Linda of Benkelman, Patty Kier of Oxford, Janet Manning and husband, Randy of St. George, Utah; two sisters, Dorothy and Georgia; twelve grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorial services were today at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman, with Rev. Brian Fong officiating.  Services concluded at the chapel.  A private inurnment will take place at a later time.

There was no viewing or visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Benkelman Library or to a charity of choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman, and Carpenter-Breland Funeral Home of McCook.