Date/Time February 18, 2008/9:00 AM
116 Benton Avenue West
Albia, IA 52531
Date/Time February 19, 2008/1:00 PM
Albia, IA 52531
| Robert Cecil “Bob” Murphy, age, 85, of Albia, died Friday afternoon, February 14, 2008, at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, Iowa.
Robert was born October 23, 1922 in Albia, Iowa to James and Gladys (Byerley) Murphy. Robert was raised in Albia and attenteded Albia High School. After school Robert married Louise Frazier Muck on November 15, 1942 in Unionville, Missouri. To this union eight children were born. Louise died on February 16, 2004. Shortly after Robert was married he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army, during WWII.
Robert worked at various occupations in different states throughout his life. He retired from the Chicago Rivet Company in Albia. Robert was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion Howard Cessna Post #136, and the Knights of Columbus all of Albia.
Robert is survived by six of his children; Ron Murphy and wife Carole of Muskegon, Michigan, Dean Murphy and wife Mary Kay of Albia, Mary Gregoire and husband Bob of Kent, Washington, Sheila Elkin and husband Jack of Albia, Pat Murphy and Judy Rogers of Albia, and Mike Murphy and wife Cheta of Albia; 19 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. Robert is also survived by two sisters, Helen Wells of Sigourney, Iowa, and Donna Slechta of Summitt, Arkansas; and a special friend, Catherine “Katy” Balmer of Bloomfield, Iowa.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, James and Gladys; his wife Louise; one son, James Murphy; one daughter, Teresa Stiles; one grandson; and one great grandson. Robert is also preceded by one sister Margaret Wiese; and one brother Leo Murphy.