Sharon  Murphy
Sharon Murphy

April 11, 1940 - November 7, 2018
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa


Sharon Ann Murphy, 78, of West Des Moines, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Fountain West Heath Care Center in West Des Moines.

Sharon was born April 11, 1940, in Emmetsburg, IA, daughter of Marvin B. and Marjorie (Allen) Fisher. She received her education in Emmetsburg where she graduated from high school on May 25, 1959.

Sharon worked as Supervisor in Customer Service for Budget Marketing Inc for 25 years. She married Orie Junior “Jack” Murphy in Des Moines and they made their home in Des Moines.

Sharon loved making crafts and had a list of birthdays for family and friends and enjoyed sending cards out with a special hand-written birthday wish from Mom or Your Friend Sharon. She also wrote 'Tall Tales' and shared them on Facebook to the joy of family and friends. Sharon loved people and always put others first.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orie in April of 2010 and a daughter Shari McNamara.

Sharon is survived by her children; Troy (Rosanne) Murphy of West Des Moines, Patricia (JoAnne) Murphy-Baer of Urbandale, IA, Jacquelynn (Bobby Parish) Murphy of Des Moines, Michael Murphy of Barnstable, MA and Carol (Robert) Arpy-Behun of Plano, IA, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and a brother, Donald Fisher of Alta, IA.




Fairmeadows Village Retirement Community
2625 Vine Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Sunday, November 11, 2018
12:00 PM