July 28, 2005

(1/9/1947 7/10/2005)

Alvin Murphy, Jr., 58, of Kahoka, MO, passed away July 10, 2005, in Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk, IA.

He was born January 9, 1947, in Kirksville, MO, the only child of Alvin and Ella Forquer Murphy.

On October 27, 1967, he was united in marriage to Janet Gilfillan in Kahoka, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Janet of Kahoka, MO; one son, Scott Murphy and his wife, Maria of Kahoka, MO; one daughter, Angela Bushling and her husband, Jeff of Canton, MO; his mother-in-law, Loreta Gilfillan of Arbela, MO; a sister-in-law, Barbara Farley and her husband, Joe of Downing, MO; an uncle, Jesse Forquer and his wife, Wilma of Wyaconda, MO; five grandchildren, Koby and Hunter Murphy and Renae, Rachel and Grace Buschling; three step-grandchildren, Devon, Katarina, and Darren Lillard; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Junior graduated from Wyaconda High School and worked for the former Kahoka Cheese factory for 19 years. He had loved to fish when his health permitted. He enjoyed watching television, particularly Nascar races and cooking shows. He also enjoyed being read to by the Heartland employees, who came to his home and cared for him. His grandchildren were very special to him and he cherished the time spent with them.

Funeral services were held July 13, 2005, at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka, MO, with Pastor Larry Howell officiating. Special music was recordings. Cremation followed with burial to be held at a later date in Bear Creek Cemetery near Fairmont, MO. Memorials were suggested to the family.

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