Gladys Murphy


DIGHTON — Gladys E. Murphy, 92, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home in Olathe.

DIGHTON — Gladys E. Murphy, 92, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home in Olathe.

She was born Jan. 16, 1922, in Lane County, to John Logan Sr. and Freda E. Owen McWhirter.

A lifetime resident of Lane County until moving to Olathe five years ago, Mrs. Murphy had helped on the farm.

On July 29, 1942, she married John Elvin Murphy in Dighton. He died Sept. 19, 1991. She also was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Logan (Candy) McWhirter and Don (Pud) McWhirter.

Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn K. Slezak of Olathe, and Janet C. Murphy of Stanfordville, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Thomas R. Slezak Jr. of Las Vegas, Nev., and Brooke N. Slezak of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and six great-grandchildren, Aaron Slezak, Andrew Slezak, Elias Hollenshead, Marcus Hollenshead, Taylor Jackson and Amanda Jackson.

Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Dighton. Burial will be at Dighton Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton. Condolences may be emailed to Memorials are suggested to St. Theresa Catholic Church, Lane County Historical Society or Lane County Community Fund, all in care of Boomhower Funeral Home, Box 891, Dighton, KS 67839.

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