80, of La Grange, Mo.
Mr. Delbert Glen Murphy, age 80, of La Grange, Mo., died Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 4:41 a.m. in Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Mo.
He was born September 11, 1932, in Kahoka, Mo., a son of Wayne Frank and Marie Fish Murphy.
He married Elizabeth Jean Vaughn on April 26, 1952.
Delbert was a member of First Baptist Church in La Grange. He was owner of Murphy Ice Company in La Grange and operated the business from 1972 to 2012. Delbert was well known for refereeing basketball games in the area for over 30 years and umpiring baseball and softball games for over 50 years and he was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan. Delbert also served as La Grange city marshal for over 20 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy (Randy) Beelman of Keokuk, Iowa; two sons, Michael G. Murphy and Kelly (Kathy) Murphy, both of Hannibal; one brother, Eugene (Alene) Murphy of Sedalia, Mo.; one sister, Lola (Clifford) Gares of Kahoka; nine grandchildren, Sara (Ken) Broussard, Erin (Brian) Chase, Randy (Haley) Beelman, Daysha Beelman, Tanya (Keith) Hehr, Kelly Murphy, Ami Murphy, Sgt. Timothy Glen Murphy and Amanda Murphy; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Harold Glen Murphy; one grandson, David Charles Harsell II; one brother, Robert “Bob” Murphy; and one sister, Hazel Wolfmeyer and her husband, Eddie.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange with Rev. Jeff Serafin officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in La Grange.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange.
The family suggests memorials be made to the La Grange First Baptist Church or to the LaGrange Nutrition Site.
Online condolences may be made at www.davis-fh.com.