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Jerry Murphy
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Obituary for Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy

Jerry Murphy, 75, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care.
He was born July 4, 1942 in St. Joseph, MO.
Jerry was a US Marine Corps League Commandant and would proudly assist any military service. He was a member of the Joint Veteran’s Committee, Honor Guard, and treasurer for Welcome Home Brothers and Sisters, which donate to Home Town Heroes. Jerry was a member of St. Joseph First Church of the Nazarene and volunteered at Second Harvest delivering for Backpack Buddies.
He enjoyed doing leatherwork in his spare time.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Theola McAfee.
Survivors include his domestic partner, Nancy Coleman; daughter, GerrieLynn Murphy; ex-wife, Sharon Kay Murphy; step-son, Dale Elliot Bessey, Jr.; 5 brothers, 2 sisters; aunt, Lucille Edwards; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Farewell Services 1:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses or to donate online, please visit Jerry’s Tribute Page at and select Donate Now. Online guest book and obituary at

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