Gladys E. Murphy, age 92, died Friday, January 24, 2014 at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home in Olathe. She was b orn January 16, 1922 in Lane County, the daughter of John Logan & Freda E. (Owen) McWhirter, Sr. Galdys married John Elvin Murphy on July 29, 1942 at Dighton. He died on September 19, 1991.
Gladys lived her entire life in Lane County until moving to Olathe 5 years ago. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, helping on the farm & her family activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys was a member of St Theresa Catholic Church in Dighton and the Altar Society. husband & 2 brothers- Logan (Candy) McWhirter & Don (Pud) McWhirter.
Survivors include 2 daughters , Marilyn K. Slezak of Olathe, Janet C. Murphy of Stanfordville, New York; 2 grandchildren, Thomas R. Slezak, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada, Brooke N. Slezak of Brooklyn, New York; 6 great-grandchildren, Aaron Slezak, Andrew Slezak, Elias Hollenshead, Marcus Hollenshead, Taylor Jackson, and Amanda Jackson.
Visitation: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton.
Funeral Service: 10:30 AM on Friday, January 31, 2014 at St Theresa Catholic Church with Father Bernard Felix officiating.
Interment: Dighton Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the St Theresa Catholic Church, Lane County Historical Society or Lane County Community Fund in care of Boomhower Funeral Home.