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Shirley Murphy

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Shirley Murphy Obituary
Shirley Murphy, 89

Coon Rapids

Ewington Township

November 29, 1927-January 25, 2017

Shirley Gerdes Murphy passed away on January 25th, 2017 at the Epiphany Assisted Living Home in Coon Rapids, MN. Services will be held Monday January 30th at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapel in Coon Rapids, MN. Visitation ½ hr prior to the service. Fr. Paul Jarvis will officiate. Burial will be at Hersey Cemetery in Brewster, MN following the service. Shirley Dawn Ileen Gerdes Murphy was born on November 29,1927 in Ewington Township, Nobles County, MN to Hie and Alta (Powers) Gerdes. She was a proud member of both Brewster School Band and the Brewster Girls Drum and Bugle Corp. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1945. She worked at Northwestern National Bank in Minneapolis and later retired as Vice President of Midwest Federal Savings and Loan. She and her husband W.J. Murphy owned and operated the AmericInn in Montecello, MN for many years before retiring in 1999. She was a lifelong member of the Eagles Club in Bloomington, MN and in St. Cloud MN. She married Eugene Grundy November 1, 1958 and W.J. Murphy on October 18, 1980. Shirley was preceded in death by both husbands (W.J. Murphy in 2001) her son Kevin Grundy in 2008 and her parents, her four brothers and four sisters. Left to mourn her loss are her many relatives. She will be especially missed by her niece, Colleen Fury Boose and her husband Eldon. Arrangements through:

Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel

1827 Coon Rapids Blvd. Coon Rapids, MN 55433


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 27, 2017
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