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Dona Murphy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dona Ruth Murphy, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at home.

Mrs. Murphy was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to Paul and Clara (Burns) Elbert. She married Jewell Ervin Murphy on Dec. 31, 1944, and he preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marshall, Mo. Quilting Guild.

Mrs. Murphy will be cremated and a private service will be held at a later date.

Surviving are two daughters, Dona J. McGauley of Myrtle Creek, Ore. And Kathleen Meyers of Cloverdale; two sons, Jay E. Murphy of Sacramento, Calif. And Michael E. Murphy of New Mexico; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Patrick S. Murphy.

Arrangements are being handled with the Southern Indiana Cremation Society.