Gloria Marlene Murphy, 78, Sheldon, MO passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Medicalodges of Ft. Scott, KS. Marlene was born August 24, 1942 in Independence, KS to Homer Hugh and Ruby Lee (Willis) Graves. She married Jack Murphy on September 18, 1959 in Neodesha, KS and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2020.
In addition to her husband Jack, she is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jimmy Graves of Independence, KS; two sisters, Margie Yarbrough of Clarksville, AR, and Joane Lindsay of Wichita, KS.
Marlene is survived by one son, Tracy Murphy (Rhonda) of Sheldon, MO; three grandchildren, Caleb Murphy and Tyler Murphy, both of Sheldon, and Mandy Murphy Curtis (Jordan) of Wetumka, OK. Also surviving is a twin sister, Darlene Cummings of Elkins, AR; one brother, Homer Graves (Wanda) of Sheldon; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday April 3, 2021 at Bluff Cemetery in Barton County, MO with Steven Hopkins officiating. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
*** Those in attendance will be asked to maintain social distancing and are asked to wear face masks to protect themselves and others.
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