STARR FREEMAN MURRAY, 60, of Potomac Falls, Va., passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013 at her home. Starr was born and grew up in Baton Rouge, La. where she graduated from Louisiana State University. She and her husband John moved to Columbus, Ga. for five years where Peter and Matthew were born before moving to Fort Wayne, Ind. She was a member of St. Vincent's Parish in Fort Wayne where she was a member of the choir, and a teacher in the children's religious education program. She was also an active supporter of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and the local chapter of the American Red Cross. She was also a founding member of a local Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. The family moved to Virginia in 1998 and settled in the Cascades community in Potomac Falls and was a founding member Our Lady of Hope parish. Surviving is her husband of 39 years, John Murray; her father, Louis Freeman; and her children, Peter, Matthew and Kathryn; her daughter-in-laws, Sheila and Janelle; brothers and sisters, David, Ross, Shawne and Cindy; and her beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Our Lady of Hope Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls, Va. followed by a reception and luncheon. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at Adams-Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St., Herndon, Va. In place of flowers or expressions of caring for Starr, the family is in the midst of establishing in her name a lasting scholarship fund and a source of support for young people in need. Children and young people were her best source of happiness in recent years and she was a part of initiating this plan. Donations can be sent to the family's home addressed to the Starr Freeman Murray Memorial Scholarship and Children's Fund.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 23, 2013