Aneta B. Murray of Franklin, Nebraska, was born on Sunday morning, December 3, 1916, in Franklin, Nebraska, at the home of her parents, William Henderson and Anna Matilda (Brown) Murray. She died Monday, February 9, 2015, at the Golden Living Center, Franklin, Nebraska, at the age of 98 years, 2 months, and 6 days.
Aneta attended schools in Franklin, Naponee and graduated from Orleans High School in 1933, with a scholarship, which enabled her to attended teachers college in Kearney, Nebraska. She earned enough credits to receive a certificate to teach elementary schools in Nebraska. Aneta taught at Naponee, Mitchell, and York, Nebraska. While teaching at Edison school in York, she received an Delta Kappa Gamma teaching award. In 1945, with the help from her parents, Aneta attended the University of Nebraska and received her baccalaureate degree and was a member of Phi Lambda Theta educational honors society.
She furthered her education by attending class during the summer at the University of Michigan, earning a Master's degree. Aneta started her Special Education teaching career in Denver, Colorado. She taught for 39 years at Elmwood Elementary School and was recognized for her service on her retirement.
In 2003, Aneta returned to Franklin, and lived in her parents' home on 12th Avenue. She attended Franklin United Methodist Church, where she was baptized as an infant by Reverend Thompson. Aneta is the last descendant of Henderson Murray, who came from Kansas, to Nebraska in 1872, to establish a home on Lovely Creek.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Aneta is survived by distant cousins and her family and a good friend, Sharon Wiedal of Franklin, Nebraska.
A memorial graveside service for Aneta B. Murray will be (was) held Saturday, February 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastors Roger Frederick and Scott Randall officiating. Inurnment followed the service between her parents in the cemetery.