Dennis John Murphy

OLATHE, Kan. – A funeral service for Dennis John Murphy, 65, of Olathe, Kan., will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kan. Interment will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan.

Dennis passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home with his loving family by his side. A visitation will begin an hour prior to service time Saturday at the chapel.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Kitty Hawk Museum Fund, 2712 280th St., Winthrop, Iowa 50682.

Dennis was born Sept. 3, 1947, in Blue Earth, Minn., and was a 1966 graduate of Fairmont High School in Fairmont, Minn. Following high school, he joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Linda, of the home; daughter, Keely M. Murphy of Duvall, Wash.; brother, Dave Murphy of Wyo.; sister, Diane (Gary) Johnson of Minn.; brother, Darin Murphy of Minn.; three brothers-in-law and their spouses; two sisters-in-law and their spouses; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in passing by his parents, Harold and Shirley Murphy; and two infant brothers.

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