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Frances W. Murphy

April 9, 1916 — March 7, 2018

Frances W. (Dougherty) Murphy passed away to the Lord on March 7, 2018 at Village Shalom. The rosary will be prayed at 2 pm Sunday, March 11th at Muehlebach Funeral Care, 6800 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO followed by visitation until 4:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am, Monday, March 12 at St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Ladies of Charity or St. Thomas More.Fran was born April 9, 1916 in Kansas City, MO to John and Gertrude (ONeill) Dougherty. She was a graduate of Central High School and attended K.C. Junior College. Fran was a member of St. Thomas More Church and a founding member of the Ladies of Charity. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Arthur Robert Murphy IV; infant daughter, Elizabeth Marita; and her siblings: Elizabeth Huckel, John Dougherty, Jane Carey, Charles Dougherty, and Dorthea Muehlbach. Fran is survived by her children: Msgr. Robert Murphy, Laura Wank (Larry), Kathleen Murphy Marx, and Charles Murphy (Mary); her grandchildren: Patrick Wank (Hailey), Andrew Wank (Kristen), Christopher Wank (Alexandra), Fr. Ian Murphy, Mary Kate Hamilton (Jim), Bobby Murphy, and Sarah Murphy; and her great grandchildren: John Hamilton, Braden and Emily Wank, Pierson Wank, Ella Wank.Fran had a warm and loving nature, a positive attitude, and a delightful sense of humor. She was known and loved by countless people and especially her childrens friends, who called her "Mother Murphy."Her deep-seated faith was heartfelt and thoroughly lived. This is her most enduring legacy and was passed on to her family.

Rosary Muehlebach Funeral Care

Sunday, March 11, 2018

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64131
Directions Visitation Muehlebach Funeral Care

Sunday, March 11, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

6800 Troost AvenueKansas City, Missouri 64131
Directions Mass of Christian Burial St. Thomas More Church

Monday, March 12, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11822 Holmes RoadKansas City, MO 64131
Directions Interment Calvary Cemetery

Monday, March 12, 2018

11:30 AM

6901 Troost AvenueKansas City, MO 64131
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