Larry D. Murphy Sr., 59, of Arma, died at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan
Larry D. Murphy Sr., 59, of Arma, died at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.
Mr. Murphy was born March 1, 1954 at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Willie R. and Marie Blankenship Murphy. Larry was raised in Lawson, Mo., and graduated from Lawson High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandkids and ministering. Larry had been a member of many gospel groups and could play a variety of musical instruments. He had lived in the Arma area the past 25 years. He married Sheila Wilson on April 27, 1974, at Arcadia, Kan. Mrs. Murphy survives of the home. He was a member of the Mindenmines Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Sheila, of Arma; two sons, Larry (Jennifer) Murphy Jr. of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Jerry Murphy of Franklin, Kan.; two sisters, Gina Mitchell of Nashville, Tenn., and Jan Smith of Centerton, Ark.; two brothers, Kreg Murphy of Granby, Mo., and Gary Murphy of Collins, Mo., and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Bedene Funeral Home in Arma with Pastor Larry DeGonia and Pastor Gary Carter officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Bedene Chapel before the services. Mr. Murphy will be cremated after the services. The family suggests memorials to the Mirza Shrine Crippled Childrens Transportation Fund. Donations may be sent to or left at Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, KS 66712.