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Melvin M. Murphy Sr.

Published on -7/7/2012, 6:12 PM

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Melvin M. Murphy Sr. 91, Larned, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at Country Place Senior Living, Larned.

He was born Sept. 24, 1920, in Pawnee County, to John Elmer and Elizabeth Wilhelm Murphy.

He married Leona Kathleen Byrum on March 15, 1941, in Wichita. She preceded him in death March 6, 2003. He was a farmer/stockman. He worked for Beechcraft and in 1945, and moved to the family farm, west of Larned.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the COOP Board for Sanford, Fort Larned Lions Club, ASCS Board Member, The Fairfield Grange, Clerk for Morton Township, served at the meet and greet and loved to be the auctioneer for the Church, all of Larned.

Survivors include a son, Melvin Murphy Jr., Larned; three daughters, Jacquelynn Murphy Schulze, Larned, Derinda Lea Folkerts, Great Bend and Ruth Ann Bruce, Leawood,; a brother, Robert O. Murphy, Larned; 11 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John D. and Lester Murphy; and two sisters, Nora Blackburn and Verna Lea Kirkwood.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Larned; burial in Larned Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., both at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Golden Belt Hospice in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

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