Obituaries

Obituaries

LaJean E. Murphree 1919 - 2005 Lawrence

Graveside services for LaJean E. Murphree, 86, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Murphree died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, at her home.She was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Lawrence, the daughter of Ralph and Letha Gentry Miller. She attended Lawrence public schools and Chillicothe Business College in Chillicothe, Mo.Mrs. Murphree worked as an auditor for Vincents Hardware and Westvacot. She worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant near De Soto during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. She and her husband owned Mike Murphree Realty & Auctioneers. She became a broker and took over the business in 1968.She married H.C. "Mike" Murphree on Aug. 28, 1943, in Lawrence. He died June 15, 1968.Survivors include three daughters, Jan Miller, McLouth, and Kim Murphree and Pamela Byrn, both of Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or Trinity Respite Care, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.