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“My deepest sympathy to your family. When I think of my mom in heaven, I always imagine her dancing...and greeting everyone that comes with a turn...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: MaryBeth Nelson - Highland, IL

“Ms. Shown- I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting your mother during her recent stay in the ER before she went to surgery. She...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Phillips - Murray, KY

“Carolyn and Tommy, I am so saddened to hear about your mom. She was such a beautiful person and she sang like an angel. Our families have been so...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Cindy McDaniel - Murray, KY

“I did my student teaching under Mrs. Shown when she was at University School at Murray State. She was a bright, wonderful, lovely lady who was an...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Dianne Wilkins White

“Carolyn, Timmy and Tommy,I am so very to hear of the loss of your Mother. I will always remember the times Timmy and I would come in with steet music...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Barry James - Murray, KY

“Tommy and Ms. Shown, I am very sorry about your loss. Both of you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Ann Greenfield

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort you and keep you during this time of loss. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Thurman Foster - Murray, KY

“Dearest Tommy and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I lost my mother last September and I know it isnt easy to let them go....Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Terie Stephenson Burkeen

“There will be a bright light in heaven now. Margie was one of the sweetest, nicest, most cheerful person I have known and had the voice of an angel...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Andrus - friend

“I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Shown as a music teacher while at Southwest elementary. She was such a wonderful teacher and so very patient with...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Julie King Nance - Murray, KY

“Mrs. Shown was my music teacher at Southwest. She was a wonderful teacher who inspired me to take piano lessons and fostered my musical performances...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Alexia Schempp Couch - Columbia, MD

“Dear Tommy, Caroyln and Tim, You are all so blessed to have had such a wonderful Mother. Margie brought genuine happiness to the world. She was the...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Tim & Dawn Wilson - Murray, KY

“Carolyn and Family, God has called home one of His finest. I can hear Margie's voice right now as she fills the sanctuary of First Baptist Church...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Tamara Outland - TN

“Margie was such a dear and special part of our extended family. Will always hold a place in our hearts. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa/Justin Combs - KY

“I will miss Margie May so much. Our favortie past times was having our yard sales together. We would laugh so much! ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Jenny English - Dexter, KY

“To the Shown Family - I am so sorry for your loss. Our church has lost a beautiful person and a beautiful voice. I always loved to hear her sing. ...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Pam Barron - Murray, KY

Mrs. Margery Shown, 82, of Murray, KY, died Wednesday, October 06, 2010 at 5:47 p.m. at her home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Shown was born in Hopkinsville, KY on January 30, 1928 to the late Warner L. and Mabel Hurt Thomas. Mrs. Shown was a retired music teacher, starting her teaching career at Bagdad High School in Bagdad, KY, she also taught at Morehouse High School in Morehouse, Mo, taught voice at Murray State University and later taught at the University School in Murray, KY. Mrs. Shown retired in 1987 from the Calloway Co. School System, as the music teacher at South West Elementary School. During her life Mrs. Shown also gave private piano lessons from her home.
Mrs. Shown graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and her Masters in Elementary Education as well as receiving her Rank 1 Certification in Elementary Education. Prior to Murray State University, Mrs. Shown attended Bethel College in Hopkinsville, KY as well as graduating from Hopkinsville High School.
Mrs. Shown was a member of the First Baptist Church in Murray, were she was a member of the Phebian Sunday School Class and an active member of the choir. Mrs. Shown was a 50 year member of the Murray Woman’s Club, were she held various offices and served as the former choral director for the Music Department.
In addition to her parents Mrs. Shown was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon E. Shown, who died Dec. 30, 1998.
Mrs. Shown is survived by one daughter, Carolyn E. Shown of Murray, two sons, Timothy E. Shown and wife Mary of Louisville, KY and Thomas E. Shown and wife Melissa of Murray, as well as three grandchildren, Phoebe Elizabeth Shown of Murray, Jackson Willis Shown and Allyson Lacy Shown both of Louisville, KY.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home with John Dale officiating. Burial to follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9, 2010 also at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the, Murray Family Resource Youth Service Center, 208 South 13th Street, Murray, KY 42071 or the Calloway County Family Resource Youth Service Center, 1169 Pottertown Road, Murray, KY or to the Music Department Murray Woman’s Club Student Scholarship Fund, % Bobbie Weatherly, 1707 Magnolia Drive, Murray, KY 42071.
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