Mrs. Katie M. Murphy, 73, a resident of the rural vicinity of Mt.
Vernon most of her life and the wife of Frank M. Murphy, a local farmer for man
years and a Spanish-American war veteran, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday (11 Jul 1955) at her home at 2832
"C" street in Evansville.
The Murphys had resided in Evansville for the last three months. Illness
of several years resulted in Mts. Murphy's death.
The deceased was a member of Mt.PleasantGeneralBaptistChurch at Bufkin.
The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain there until it is taken to Mt.PleasantChurch for the funeral service at Thursday. Officiating ministers
will be Rev. C. E. Terrell, pastor of Mt.Pleasant, and Rev. S. D. Lemons, a former Mt.Pleasant pastor. Burial will be in Mt.Pleasant cemetery.
Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Norton
Spiller, Evansville; two sons, Lawrence Murphy, Jeffersonville, Ind., and
Joseph Murphy, Harrisburg, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grand-children
; a brother, Henry Witt, Mt. Vernon, and three sisters, Mrs. John Renschler, Mrs. William Utley and Mrs. Raleigh Williams,
all of Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Murphy was
a daughter of Joseph Witt and Christina Hufnagle Witt
and was born in Vanderburgh county.