Myrlena M. Murdock Stanford, age 73

Myrlena M. Standiford

Myrlena M. Murdock Standiford passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the age of 73. 
Myrlena was born Aug. 14, 1943 to Elmer H. Murdock and Rubie V. Hookie Murdock. 
She attended school at Lake Preston, home of her mother’s family, and also spent time in Sioux City, Iowa, with her father and his family. She dreamed of being a nurse one day.
On June 15, 1963, she married Robert (Bob) Standiford and they made their homes in Philip and Hayes over the years. She took great delight in raising two daughters and doing some housekeeping for area residents, often taking her daughters along and buying them a soda when the job was done. 
She enjoyed craft work, gardening and preserving and helping with school activities.
She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hayes and First Lutheran Church in Philip.
Blessed to have shared her life are her husband, Bob; her daughters, Teresa Miller and Brenda (Brian) Hemmelman; grandchildren, Crystal Baye and Devin Hemmelman; and special family friend, Scott Baye.
Memorial services were held April 10 at Isburg Funeral Chapel.
Interment took place at Lake Preston Cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to Grace Lutheran Church, Hayes.
Arrangements were with Isburg Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at 

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