Norma Murphy 1938-2021
Norma Kay Murphy, 82, Hardtner, formerly of Hoyt, died Friday, March 5, 2021, at her son’s home in Hardtner.
She was born Dec. 2, 1938, in Soldier, the daughter of Alva William and Elsie M. Rutledge Neal. She graduated from Soldier High School and made her home in Hoyt.
Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker, farmwife and later a daycare provider.
She was a member of Hoyt United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.
She married William W. “Jeff” Murphy on May 17, 1957. He died Oct. 26, 1999. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mitchell Murphy; and two sisters, Nadine Wheeler and Roberta Vogel.
Survivors include two sons, Patrick Murphy and wife Cynthia, Hoyt, and Matthew Murphy and wife Tammy, Hardtner; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren with one on the way.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 12 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Soldier Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hoyt United Methodist Church, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.