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Marcella "Marcy" I. Murphy


Marcella "Marcy" I. Murphy, 94, formerly of Oxford, died Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Amana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am Friday, March 23, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oxford, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Marcy's memory to the St. Mary's Catholic Church of Oxford. To share a memory, thought or condolence, please visit the funeral home website at www.gayandciha.com.
Marcy was born to Alphonse and Ida (Pickart) Bange on Feb. 4, 1924. She was raised in Norway, Iowa, and graduated from Norway High School in 1942. After World War II, she married George R. Schulte (Pate) at St. Michael's Catholic Church in her hometown on July 3, 1945. To this marriage were born two daughters, Ella Mae on Oct. 3, 1946, and Donna Marie on Oct. 4, 1949.
Later they divorced and she married Robert P. Murphy from Oxford, Iowa, in May of 1971. They lived their entire married life in Oxford and were avid members of the American Legion Post. Both Bob and Marcy could be found at Oxford girls' softball games most summer nights.
Preceding Marcy in death were her daughter, Ella Mae, as an infant, and her husband, Robert Murphy, in 2009.
Marcy leaves behind her sister, Theresa Smith; her daughter; three stepchildren; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Marcy's family and her services.