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Maribeth (Spearmon) Murray

October 18, 1944 ~ June 19, 2019 (age 74)

Maribeth Murray, of North Little Rock, unexpectedly passed away on June 19, 2019. She was a graduate of North Little Rock High School and the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. Maribeth worked as a teacher and a librarian in schools in Arkansas and California. She returned to North Little Rock in 2000 to help care for her mother.

From 2000-2012 Maribeth worked for the Central Arkansas Library System. She was a voracious reader, and had great knowledge of popular books and authors. She had a passion to help others discover and develop their love of reading and public libraries. She assisted in developing and promoting a variety of library programs for education and entertainment, including Friends of the Library. She developed book club kits for loan, and book clubs. She assisted with the promotion of new programs during a time of tremendous growth in the library system.

Upon retirement, Maribeth enjoyed traveling, taking art classes at the Arkansas Arts Center, seeing the latest movies, dinners with her High School group, and neighborhood suppers and social activities. Maribeth will be greatly missed by all her many friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00am, at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4106 JFK Blvd, North Little Rock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: The Central Arkansas Library System, 100 Rock St. Little Rock AR 72201 or Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202.

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