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Madelyn Alice Rihn Murphy


1935 - 2019 Obituary Condolences
Madelyn Alice Rihn Murphy Obituary
July 17, 1935 - January 05, 201 9
Madelyn Alice Rihn Murphy was called to meet Our Lord on Saturday, Jan 05, 2019, at the age of 83. Madelyn was born July 17, 1935, in Hondo, Texas, to Bernard and Mary (Hutzler) Rihn.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Clayton Murphy (whom she married on Aug 8, 1954 in La Coste, Texas), her parents; her twin sister Adelyn Bippert; sisters, Marcella Rihn and Inez Harless; brothers, Jerome, Denis and Anthony Rihn; and great-grandson Clayton Murphy.
Madelyn is survived by her children, Dwayne (Diane), Douglas (Jayme), and Gwendolyn; grandchildren, Devin (Lisa) Murphy, April Dixon, Derek Murphy, Sara Murphy, Dustin Murphy, Sean Callahan (Denise); and, great-grandchildren, Addison and Tristan Dixon, Sebastian and Isabella Murphy. Also surviving her are sisters, Anna Mae Hitzfelder, Josephine Blume, Eva Ruffin, Mary Catherine Tschirhart, and Barbara (Robert) Hargroder; sister-in-law, Joyce Rihn; brother-in-law Vernor Bippert; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ruben and Patricia Koehler.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan 16, from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou Dr., San Antonio, Texas, 78228.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan 17 at St. Luke Catholic Church.
Interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.
A reception will be held at the St. Luke Catholic Church, Parish Hall immediately following interment.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brookdale Hospice San Antonio, 140 Heimer Road, Suite 120B, San Antonio, TX 78232, or, at https://www.alz.org then click "DONATE".
Published in Express-News on Jan. 13, 2019
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