John Clyde Murphy


    John Clyde Murphy of Owensville, Missouri was born January 20, 1952 in Hillsboro, Illinois to Joseph P. Sr. and May (Kunz) Murphy and passed away Friday, December 31, 2021 at the age of 69 years.


    He married Shirley Branson on June 5, 1976 in Washington, Missouri.
    John enjoyed spending time with friends at the local coffee shops and doing electrical work. He retired from Bull Moose after 40 years of dedicated service.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and May Murphy Sr.; wife, Shirley; brother, Joseph P. Murphy; brother-in-law, Ron Jennings; and niece, Angela Jennings.
    He is survived by his children, Gary Murphy and friend Dawn Roberts of Owensville, Missouri, Marsha Murphy of St. James, Misouri, John Mayfield and wife Donna of Springfield, Missouri, Judy Kolb and friend Rick Schaffnit of Owensville, Missouri, Jana Vandegriff and husband Aaron David of Ashland, Missouri and Bob Mayfield and wife Patty of Owensville, Missouri; sister, Mamie Jennings of Springfield, Illinois; grandchildren, Aaron Vandegriff and wife Kylie, Kyle Kolb and wife Amanda, Jake Hinson, Michael Berry and wife Caryn, Tonya Jones and Trina Hoag; 10 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 3-8 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri with Pastor Shane Jarvis officiating.
    Burial was in the Countryside Memorial Gardens in Owensville, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.