Mary Sue Murphy

December 30, 1944 - January 11, 2019

Mary's Obituary

Mary Sue Murphy, 74, of Baxter Springs, KS passed from this life on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Quaker Hill Nursing Home.

Mary was born December 30, 1944 in Crane, MO to the union of Chester Lee and Ivon (Brown) Gipson. Mary graduated from Crane High School with the class of 1962. Mary was united in marriage to John Murphy on February 27, 1966.

Mary worked as a certified medical assistant at Spring Valley Nursing Home in Baxter Springs for many years until they closed. Mary was an avid fan of Kansas City Royals Baseball. For those that knew Mary, you didn’t interrupt her while she was in the middle of the baseball game. Her favorite thing to do was love and spoil her grandchildren.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter, Susan Murphy.

Survivors include Ruth Ann McKinney of Baxter Springs, KS; two sons, Billy Murphy and wife Angie of Commerce, OK, and Russell Murphy and wife Melinda of Bartlesville, OK; along with 6 grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2019 at the Lowell Cemetery. Family will receive friends Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Quaker Hill Nursing Home Activity Fund in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at   


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