Tierra Jeanne Murr


Tierra Jeanne Murr, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 5, 2019, in Owasso, Oklahoma. She was born on October 26, 1928, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Luther Irving and Earnestine Thompson Baker.
  Ti grew up in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where she was a member of the Creek Nation. She graduated from Okmulgee High School where she was first chair clarinet in the band. After high school, having never left home before, she made the bold move to California to attend L.I.F.E. Bible College in Los Angeles, where she pursued her love of music. While at L.I.F.E. Bible College, she met a man who God had placed in her life to be her life partner, Kenneth, and love ensued and they were married on June 10, 1950. After graduation from L.I.F.E. Bible College, they founded the Four-Square Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which still thrives to this day. From Muskogee, they were pastors in Henreyetta, Oklahoma; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; then moving to Steger, Illinois where they were associate pastors and Tierra was the Minister of Music for 15 years. Ti used her musical talents with the many various instruments and songs she wrote of which God blessed her with all the years she and Ken pastored, until her retirement of Minister of Music from Okmulgee First Assembly before moving to Owasso.
  Ken and Tierra founded Kenterra Valley Ranch in Sperry, Oklahoma, where they enjoyed raising and showing various paint horses, including taking their star horse to the world championship.
  Tierra also enjoyed all types of artwork, from painting to carving. Ti received many honors and ribbons with her carvings; best known for her Indian and horse carvings.
  Tierra is preceded in death by her father, Luther, her mother Earnestine, and her father and mother-in-law Roy and Lena Murr.
  Tierra is survived by her husband Ken, of Owasso; two children, Keli Gross and husband Douglas of Owasso, and Jeff Murr; sister Ann Ingle of Del City, Oklahoma; grandchildren ChiAnn Stevens and husband Michael of Bernice, Oklahoma; Kristen Brown of Skiatook, Oklahoma; Steven Gross and wife Jen of Apex, North Carolina; and Riley Murr of Stillwater, Oklahoma; six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
  Funeral service was held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Christ’s Church of Owasso with Pastor David Payne officiating. Serving as casket bearers were Steven Gross, Vernon White, Ken Dixon, and Steven Bozworth. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Breese and Bill Farley. Graveside and interment were held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at Rolla Cemetery in Rolla, Missouri. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso. www.moweryfs.com


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