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Obituary: George C. Murphy, Columbus

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George C. Murphy, 86, of Columbus, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Murphy was a 1944 graduate of Logansport High School and attended Manchester College in North Manchester for two years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked for Cummins Engine Company for 40½ years.

He was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and the Methodist Men’s group at the church and had been a volunteer for the Cancer Center at Columbus Regional Hospital and later for the American Cancer Society.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Schaar officiating. Calling will be at the church from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday. In keeping with George's wishes, cremation is planned.

Arrangements were made by Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born in Cass County June 5, 1926, Mr. Murphy was the son of George Raymond and Ruby Fern Burrous Murphy.  He married Jacqueline “Jackie” Drake on Oct. 16, 1948, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. They had been married for 63 years at the time of her death on June 21, 2012.

Mr. Murphy is survived by daughters, Cyndi (Stephen) Dixon of Indianapolis, Donna Jeanne Murphy of Marblehead, Mass., and Betsy (Lanny) Voss of Hamptonville, N.C.; sons, George Michael (Megan Wren) Murphy of Webster Groves, Mo., and Brian Patrick Murphy of Clarksville, Ind.; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister and two brothers.

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