Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
July 03, 2008
OBITUARY - HAROLD EDWARD MURPHY
Harold Edward MURPHY was born February 1, 1934 at Redding, Iowa to Olin and Emma (STILL) MURPHY. His mother died when
Harold was a child and his step-mother, Gladys MURPHY, was vital in his upbringing.
Harold graduated from Redding High School in 1952. He lived most of his adult life in Cumming, Iowa. He was a union
machinist in the plating industry. Harold moved back to this area about 12 years ago and has lived in Kellerton.
Harold died June 25, 2008 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother; and a brother Bob MURPHY.
Survivors include three sons Mike MURPHY and wife Pam, Bill Murphy and wife Kris and Gary MURPHY, all of Des Moines,
Iowa; two daughters Lauri BLOSS and domestic partner Steve MURRAY and Barbara JACKSON and husband Kevin all of Winterset,
IA; eight grandchildren Patrick MURPHY, Timothy MURPHY, Sarah MURPHY, David MURPHY and wife Amanda, Shannon MURPHY,
Jill BLOSS, Collin MURRY, and Amanda ZAHIROVIC; two great grandchildren Asa and Jaden GRAHAM; two brothers Darrell
MURPHY and wife Anna of Des Moines, IA and Doyle MURPHY of Mount Ayr; two sisters Dorothy BARBER of Redding, IA and
Marlene KELLER of Mount Ayr; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, June 30, 2008 with Pastor
Barton SHIELDS officiating. Musical selections were "Amazing Grace" by Johnny Cash and "Go Rest High On That Mountain" by
Honorary pallbearers were Tracy DORMAN, Melvin DOOLITTLE and Merrill STILL.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2011
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