Robert “Bob” Murphy, age 91 years and 6 months, departed this life at the Corydon Specialty Center in Corydon, Iowa, on Thursday, July 3, 2020.
Robert Allen “Bob” Murphy was born in Putnam County, Missouri, on November 10, 1928, the son of William S. “Vess” and Edna (Young) Murphy who preceded him in death. He lived his entire life in north Missouri and southern Iowa with the exception of four years spent in the United States Army. Bob was engaged in farming, working at Wright’s Hardware and for many years with the Milwaukee Railroad. He liked to visit with friends and family and enjoyed his frequent trips to Unionville.
Bob is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Varner of Independence, Missouri, Karen Brighan of Gillette, Wyoming, and Kay Fox of Peoria, Arizona. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, including great nephew Craig Murphy who has lovingly helped Bob for the last several years. A host of friends survive as well.
Others who preceded Bob in death are brothers Jim, Fred, Bill, and John, and sisters Helen Godfrey and Mary Cardwell. Also preceded Bob in death are brothers-in-law James Godfrey, Kenny Caldwell, Noel Varner, Harold Brighan, and Al Fox and sisters-in-law Ruby, Hilda, Doris, and Rilla.
A celebration of life will take place for Bob at the Southlawn Cemetery in Seymour, Iowa, at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Southlawn Cemetery and may be entrusted with Playle & Collins Family Funeral Home, 709 S. 27th, Unionville, MO, 63565.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Playle and Collins Family Funeral Home of Unionville, MO.