Archive for Wednesday, November 7, 2001


November 7, 2001


Funeral services for Irene Murphy, 95, Baldwin City, were Friday at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church. Miss Murphy died Wed., Oct. 31, 2001 at the Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

She was born April 24, 1906 in Kingman, the daughter of Oren and Etta (Livingston) Murphy. She graduated from Kingman High School in 1924 and from Southwestern University, Winfield, in 1927 with a degree in English Literature. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Kansas in 1929 and her Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Kansas in1931.

Miss Murphy taught at Independence High School, National College, Kansas City, Kan., Women's College, Okla. and taught English at the School of Engineering at Kansas University.

She joined Baker University in 1957 and became Head of the English Department. She retired in 1972.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin, United Methodist Women, Tuesday Reading Club, P.E.O., A.A.U.W., B.P.W. and was the Church Historian.

Miss Murphy was inducted into Baker University's Hall of Fame in 1999 for "Outstanding Teacher."

Survivors include two cousins, Bruce Livingston, Sam Livingston and his wife, Jan, all of Kingman. Three special friends, Thelma Morreale, Don and Ruth Ann Nutt and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Donahy, all of Baldwin City.

Burial was at Kingman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be left to Baker University or the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Maggie Lucille Markley, 80, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at Willow Springs Old German Baptist Meeting House. Mrs. Markley died Sat., Nov. 3, 2001, at her home.

She was born March 27, 1921 in Flora, Ind., the daughter of Chester Kuns and Opal (Layman) Kuns.

She married Marlin D. Markley on April 27, 1952. They lived in the Douglas-Willow Springs District. He died January 15, 1983.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Melvin; two sisters, Sarah Flora and an infant sister.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Markley, Baldwin City; Glen Markley, Greenville, Ohio, and Arnold Markley, rural Ottawa; a daughter, Kay Sanders, Lawrence; two brothers, Lee Kuns, Flora, Ind., and Marlin Kuns, Twelve Mile, Ind.; three sisters, Martha Wolf, Farnkfurt, Ind., Naomi Markley, Baldwin City, and Eula Flora, Pleasant Hill, Ohio; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove. Memorials may be sent to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assoc. or Hospice Care in Douglas County and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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