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100-year-old, in frat with Reagans

HENRY - Lloyd Clifford Murphy, 100, of Henry died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 7:20 a.m. at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.

Lloyd was born Oct. 18, 1912, in Putnam, Ill., to Francis E. and Ruby R. (Heininger) Murphy. He married Lucille "Lucy" Van Meter on Aug. 15, 1937, in Elkhart, Ill. She preceded him in death on March 18, 2002.

Surviving are his daughter-in-law, Sharon Murphy of Henry; and two sisters, Helen Yarrington of Putnam and Mary Jean (Clarence) Kelley of Henry; and one brother, Charles Murphy of Dallas, Texas.

His son, Lloyd K. Murphy; two brothers, Kenneth and Allen; and one sister, Maxine Alstrin, preceded him in death.

Lloyd graduated from Senachwine High School in Putnam, Class of 1930, attended Eureka College from 1930-31 and later attended Bradley University. While at Eureka College, he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, the Tek House. Two of his fraternity brothers were former President Ronald "Dutch" Reagan and his brother, Neal "Moon" Reagan.

Lloyd, along with his wife and son, Lloyd K., owned and operated Murphy's Market in Henry for over 30 years.

He was a member of the Putnam Christian Church, serving as an elder. He also was a member of the Princeton Elks Club and Ducks Unlimited.

Lloyd was a 60-year member of the Henry Masonic Lodge 119, AF&AM; the Eastern Star; Mohammed Shrine; and the Peoria Consistory.

He was an outdoors man, loved to hunt, fish and most of all, play golf, still playing well into his 90s.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Putnam Christian Church in Putnam. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor Terry Broady will officiate. Masonic rites will be accorded at 9:45 a.m. Burial will follow at Putnam Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Putnam Christian Church or to Heartland Health Care Center.

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home in Henry is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolence may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 5, 2013
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