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Murdene Warnett

Murdene Warnett

Monday, November 10th, 1924 - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Murdene Warnett, age 95, passed into heaven on Thursday, February 6, 2020. She was born in 1924, in Pineville, AR, to E.K. and Nora Richardson. She was a resident of East Wenatchee for 75 years, prior to moving to Kirkland, WA, for her daughter's help, due to health concerns.

Murdene spent her childhood years on the farm in Arkansas with memories of hard work, pranks played on and by siblings, learning in the one-room Pineville School, and worship at the Pineville Community Church (where her name is still on the old cradle roll records).

In 1942, her family moved to Wenatchee, WA, where she met the love of her life, Melvin Warnett. They married on September 12, 1942, and shared 65 years together before his passing in 2008. They were a team in developing their home, family, and a productive apple orchard in East Wenatchee. For several years, she packed apples at Northern Fruit. Then, as the orchard progressed, you would always find her thinning or picking apples each season. Through love, hard work, and devotion, her resourcefulness and creativity were utilized and admired as she met the needs and wants of her family. She treasured her daughters and lavished her love on the grandchildren, greats and great-greats.

She loved the Lord, the promises of His Word, and the assurance of eternal life. She was currently a member of Eastmont Baptist Church. Through the years, she taught Sunday School and served others through kitchen/hospitality ministry. Her love of family was compassionately displayed through bedside visitations and extending a helping hand in time of need. She emphasized treating others as you would want to be treated. Her smiles and hugs were welcomed by everyone and will be missed by all.

Murdene was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers: Tolbert, Paul, and Jack Richardson; four sisters: Ethnie Gifford, Marie Floyd, Rhudene Floyd, and Corine Richardson; and one grandson, Wade Samuel. To cherish her love and the memories are: two daughters: Sheila (Jim) Samuel and Glenda Smith; six grandchildren: Todd Samuel, Kris (Doug) Bromley, McKensey (Joel Wertheimer) Smith, Courtney Smith, Jordann (Mike) Williams, Taylor Smith; seven great-grandchildren: Almondy (Luis) Roque, Joe (Staci) Samuel, Grant Bromley, Danae (Cody) Powers, Grayson Bromley, Sydney and Tyler Williams; five great-great-grandchildren: Remington, Joseph and Moses Roque and Avery and Hunter Samuel; one sister-in-law, Ann Grills; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Her Service will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Valley, 302 9th Street, Wenatchee, WA. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, 1301 10th St NE, East Wenatchee, WA. Arrangements were assisted by Chapel of the Valley, Wenatchee, WA.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Chapel of the Valley
    Address
    302 9th Street
    WENATCHEE, WA 98801
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    Chapel of the Valley
    Address
    302 9th Street
    WENATCHEE, WA 98801
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Andrew Thompson

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Glenda Smith

Posted at 08:57am
Mom’s favorite leisure activity was clipping from the paper: poems, recipes, little sayings, Dear Abby, Hints from Heloise, and totally random bits. Her Bible has many clips pasted into front and back. Here’s one: “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” I have to wonder if that quick smile in recent years of dementia was just an expression of dying ‘young’.
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Don & Melda Follett

Posted at 01:52pm
Wonderful, loving memories of Aunt Murdene. The cherry wink cookies and Christmas cake she always brought at Christmas were the best! Peace and Love,
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Stephanie Samuel

Posted at 01:17am
Grandma impressed me the most when she wrote a friend a long letter a couple decades ago clearly explaining the gospel. She was so concerned that her beloved friend would leave this earth without hearing the good news of Jesus Christ and His great love for her. Grandma read me the letter she sent and I was so proud of her that day. She’s really the only grandma I ever had the privilege to know and for the past 30 plus years she’s helped mold me into the woman I am today. Grandma grew sweeter and sweeter in these last years and her smile got wider and wider. I look forward to seeing her again in eternity where now she can see Grandpa again and Jesus face to face. I wonder if Jesus served grandma up waffles with bologna and tarter sauce when she arrived? She sure had funny tastes but we all ate them just to please her. No Goodbyes Grandma...I’ll see you in the sweet by and by! I love you eternally! Stephanie
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