Carlyn Murphy, 87, formerly of Hays, died Sunday, May 10, at Midland Care in Topeka.

She was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Abilene to Walter D. and Pauline (Jeffcoat) Burcham.  She graduated from Abilene High School and attended Emporia State University.

She married Harlan F. Murphy on Jan. 3, 1953, in Abilene. He preceded her in death. The family moved to Hays in 1965. She was a retail sales clerk in a dress shop and later owned a basket shop — The Wicker Hang Up.

She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren, playing bridge with friends and her cats.

Survivors include a daughter, Connie Bollig, Hays; three grandchildren, Alison (Corey) Alfonsi, Topeka, Ryan Bollig, Kansas City, Mo., and Aaron (Melissa) Bollig, Leawood; and four great-grandchildren, Carson and Caylee Alfonsi and Kinley and Landrey Bollig.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Cindy Murphy; and a son in law, Bob Bollig.

The family will have a private burial service at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Hays Humane Society or Midland Care Hospice House in Topeka in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

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