Ross Murphy

Ross Murphy
July 16, 1926-Oct. 1, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Ross G. Murphy, 85, Plymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.
Ross was born July 16, 1926, near Bremen, to John C. and Gladys M. (Gray) Murphy. He attended Linkville Elementary School and graduated from LaPaz High School in the class of 1944. Ross entered the United States Navy, in June of 1944, and served in the South Pacific. He was discharged in June of 1946 and discharged from the United Naval Reserves June 10, 1954.
Ross was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge #79 of Rochester and a York Rite member in South Bend. He was also a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ross married Jean Medlock Nov. 16, 1947. They became parents of two children, David W. (1955) and Karen I. (1957).
Ross was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law, John L. Scofield; and his nephew, Brent L. Murphy. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his son, David (Colleen) Murphy of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his daughter Karen Murphy (Dennis Holloway) of Plymouth; his brother, Otho (Bernice) Murphy of Plymouth; his grandchildren, Nicholas Murphy, Gregory Murphy, Jacob Richard, and Jackie (Billy) Wood; his stepgrandson, Camden (Danae) Watts; and 10 great-grandchildren.
 
Contributions in memory of Ross may be made to:
Pretty Lake Trinity United Methodist Church or
The Choice of the Donor
 
~VISITATION~
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011, 10 A.M.-NOON
PRETTY LAKE TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FELLOWSHIP HALL
8985 STATE ROAD #17, PLYMOUTH, IN  46563
 
~MEMORIAL SERVICE~
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5, 2011, NOON
PRETTY LAKE TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
FELLOWSHIP HALL
THE REV. TAMI BOGGS, OFFICIATING
 
~BURIAL, WITH MILITARY HONORS~
NEW OAK HILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH
 
~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~
www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
 
~VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME~
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563