Alice Murphy

Monday, February 14, 2011

Alice Murphy, age 93, of Fonda, died Feb. 10, 2011 at the Fonda Nursing and Rehab Center in Fonda.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice was born on July 26, 1917 in Fonda to Henry and Minnie Mackey. She attended schools in rural Fonda and graduated from Fonda OLGC in 1934. She then attended Cherokee Junior College in Cherokee. She taught in the country schools before marrying Leon Murphy in 1938. They lived in Fonda and raised their three children there on the family farm.

Alice was very active in the Holy Family and Catholic Daughters of America. Alice loved to cook. She worked at the Community Schools and retired in 1987.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon, in 1956, and two sisters, Helen Murphy and Grace Miller.

She is survived by her three children: Carol Unruh of Sioux City; Karen Johnson of Eugene, Ore.; Pat Murphy of Newell. She had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Benita Eberle Lubinis of Pocahontas. Funeral arrangements are pending and memorial services will be held at a later date.