M. A. Pat Murphy
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M. A. Pat Murphy , Age: 86
March 09, 1931 -- December 01, 2017

M.A. Pat Murphy, 86, passed away on December 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. The Rosary will be prayed on Wednesday, December 6th at 4:30 pm with a visitation immediately following until 7:00 pm at Church of the Ascension, 9510 West 127th Street, Overland Park, KS. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Church of the Ascension on Thursday, December 7th at 10:00 am. Private burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Pat was born on March 9, 1931 to Al and Genevieve (Doyle) Murphy in Kansas City, MO. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and his sisters Margaret Higgins, Mary Froeschl and Jean Estelle Murphy. His parents, grandparents and a host of other old people also preceded him in death. Pat worked for Gerry Optical Company for over 60 years, serving as president and owner. He had been a member of the Rotary Club 13, the Knights of Columbus, Milburn Country Club, and Shadow Glen Golf Club. He graduated from Rockhurst High School and attended Rockhurst College before entering the service. After he returned from the military, he studied optics in Rochester Minn., where he met his wife. He is survived by his son Matt Murphy and wife Laura of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Steven and wife Kelly and great grandchild Sawyer; Patrick and wife Erin; and Katie Murphy. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Rockhurst High School or to the Church of the Ascension.

Additional Service: Rosary
Location: Church of the Ascension
Address: 9510 W. 127th St.
City: Overland Park
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66213
Date: December 06, 2017
Time: 04:30 PM
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Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Church of the Ascension
Address: 9510 W. 127th St.
City: Overland Park
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66213
Date: December 06, 2017
Time: 04:45 PM
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Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Church of the Ascension
Address: 9510 W. 127th St.
City: Overland Park
State: Kansas
Zip Code: 66213
Date: December 07, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added
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Condolences

Jaylene Lambert December 06, 2017

Neighbors for decades Overland Park , Kansas

Pat and lovely Betty were the most delightful neighbors. The comfort in his passing is that they are together again. They were kind and caring neighbors. All of my children adored them and are very sad about his passing. Just a few days ago he was outside playing at the fence with my dogs. The dogs have been at the fence these last few days looking for him and his box of treats! Heaven has a great new arrival! Prayers of comfort being sent your way. Your family did a great job caring for him those last few weeks!


Peter Lindstrom December 06, 2017

work related Lenexa , Kansas

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of Pat. He was a great friend, father and employer and Pat loved his family and golf, preferably at the same time. My prayers are with your family.


Murray H Davis December 09, 2017

Customer friend Olathe, Kansas , Kansas

Matt your Dad Pat was a customer o f mine at Mercantile Bank as I was and am a customer at Gerry Optical. He was such a fine man. So sorry he will no longer be with us here but in our fond memories. Murray



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