Obituaries detail

John C. Murphy
Sep 06,1938---Sep 30,2017

John C. Murphy, 79, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home in Overland Park. John was born September 6, 1938 in Brookfield, Mo. to Dr. James B. Murphy and Carolyn Tooey Murphy. John attended Immaculate Conception grade school, and graduated from Brookfield High School in 1957. He later attended the University of Missouri, and Missouri State. John began his business career at Armour and Company, and then joined Control and Drive Systems where he spent the rest of his career. John also volunteered years of his time to help restore a vintage B-25 World War II aircraft the “Fairfax Ghost” named by John. The restored plane eventually flew out of Kansas City. John had a passion for scuba diving, as he and Sharyl had several wonderful trips to the Caribbean and Hawaii. His love of shooting started early in life in the quail fields of Missouri. He was an active member of the Mill Creek gun club in DeSoto, Ks. His shooting skills were well known to all of his friends. John was Irish proud and enjoyed a good party, good jokes, and good scotch. John lived his life with a positive attitude, humor, and care for others.


John is survived by his beloved wife Sharyl (Morrissette) Murphy of 51 years, brother Jim Murphy and wife Denise of LaQuinta, California and step sister Lynda Crane of Atlanta, GA. John was also loved by brother and sister in laws, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


Sharyl and John were a part of the wonderful Afton Hill neighborhood, with whom they had many friends. Their neighbors helped them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2016. They are grateful for the loving support and fun times shared with these kind and gracious neighbors.


Donations in John’s memory can be made to the charity of your choice.


A celebration of life open house is planned for Monday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 at the home of John’s nephew at 15009 Linden St. Leawood, KS. 66224

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Celebration of Life
John's nephews home
15009 Linden St.
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Date of Service:
Oct 23 ,2017
Time of Service:
1:00 PM
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A celebration of life open house is planned for Monday, October 23rd from 1:00 to 3:00 at the home of John’s nephew at 15009 Linden St. Leawood, KS. 66224

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Larry Admire Oct 07 ,2017

CLASSMATE and Friend ,Slidell ,Louisiana

To my friend and classmate John, We send our love and condolences to his family for their loss. We will miss him. Larry and Betty Admire

Doug Conyers Oct 07 ,2017

Classmate 1957 class ,Holmen ,Wisconsin

Goodbye my good friend. I will always remember our time together this past Memorial Day. We shared many good times our senior year and time together in college. Prayers are with the family for comfort during this time.

Denise Lehman Oct 07 ,2017

To the family of john I was mate to johns classmate Jim pipes. John was a good friend in high school and what I appreciated mist is he came to visit Jim on several occasions after Jim had a stroke and had to go to nursing home. My prayers are with you at this time.Denise Lehman adopted classmate if 57