Raymond Merritt Murphy, 94, Denver, passed away at 8:20 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Peru, Ind.
He was born March 30, 1918, in Richland Township, Miami County, Ind. His parents were Earl Murphy and June Woolpert Murphy. He graduated from Chili High School in 1936. He was a member of Chili United Methodist Church, a former Richland Township Trustee, manager of the co-op elevator in Macy and a lifetime farmer.
He married Lena Louise See on March 12, 1939, with the Rev. C.F. Golden officiating. Raymond and Louise were married 73 years.
Raymond is survived by two children, Richard Murphy and wife Janice; Nancy Masten and husband Robert; a sister, Loraine Moore and husband Jean; brother-in-law Doyle Kinley; five grandchildren, Robert Masten Jr. and wife Andrea, Kerwin Masten, Mary Elizabeth Day and husband Richie, Tony Murphy and Michelle Murphy; five great-grandchildren, Corey Masten, Jordan Masten, Alexandra Masten, Katherine Louise Day and London Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother Ruth Murphy, a brother, Lyman (Bud) Murphy, and a sister, Eileen Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, November 12, 2012 at McClain Funeral Home, Denver. Burial will follow in Westlawn Cemetery, Denver.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chili United Methodist Church.