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MURPHY, Dale: Died 1993

MURPHY, COX, CARLSON, BURNS, AUGSPURGER, JESSEN, PIERCE, WILCOXSON, MELZER

Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 1/19/2021 at 21:53:27

Dale Murphy

Dale Murphy, 85, of Pulaski died March 9, 1993, at the Davis County Hospital.

He was born Aug. 1, 1907, in Keosauqua to Charlie and Carrie C. Cox Murphy. He married Edith Carlson on Dec. 25, 1931, in Memphis, Mo. She died March 12, 1968. He married Luzon Burns Murphy Feb. 14, 1969, in Pulaski.

A farmer, he lived in Davis and Van Buren counties and was a member of the Pulaski United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Pulaski City Council and Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Agency of Aging in Bloomfield, he received the Davis County Outstanding Citizen Award in 1981. He was a caretaker for the Pulaski Cemetery for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Darlene Augspurger of rural Bloomfield and Diane Jessen of Roeland Park, Kan.; a stepson, Randy Murphy of Oskaloosa; three stepdaughters, Sherry Pierce of Des Moines, Karen Wilcoxson of Temecula, Calif., and Judy Melzer of Brookfield, Ill.; three grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leo of Keokuk, and a sister, Clarissa Carlson of Bloomfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles; and two brothers, Raymond and Weldon.

Funeral services were held March 12, 1993 at the Wagler Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Iles officiating. Burial was in the Pulaski Cemetery.

Memorials to the Pulaski United Methodist Church or the Davis County EMS/First Responders.

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 144, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


 

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