James Elwood Murphy

James Elwood Murphy, 86, of Richmond, passed away at 2:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007 at the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond.
Jim was born May 1921 in Napton, to Walter and Iva (Holder) Murphy. He married Mildred Annette Bunch of Richmond, on May 11, 1946.

Jim was an assembly line worker for the General Motors Plant in the Fairfax District of Kansas City for eighteen years before retiring in 1967. He was a United States Army Veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Lexington VFW Post #4052. He was of the Christian faith. He had lived in Richmond most of his life.

Survivors include; two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Murphy of Richmond, and Vickie Reeves and her husband, Gary, of Richmond; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Earl Murphy and his wife, Frances, of Athens, Ga., and Robert Murphy of Sedalia; a sister-in-law, Meda Murphy of Montgomery City; one sister, Juanita Williams of Sedalia; and one granddaughter, Angela Dawn Reeves.
His wife, Mildred, his parents, one brother, William H. Murphy and one sister, Etta Jean Murphy, preceded him in death.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Care Alternatives Hospice of Kansas City or to the donor’s choice.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Richmond Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors provided by the Lexington VFW Post #4052.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

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