Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 23, 2013

Murphy 60th


GOSHEN — LeRoy D. Murphy, formerly of Kimmell, and Lana Sharlene (Lawson) Murphy, formerly of Ligonier, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

They were married June 30, 1953, at the home of Floyd and Opal Murphy, parents of the groom. The couple lived in France the first year of their marriage during his service in the U.S. Army, then lived in Ligonier until their move to Fort Wayne in 1966.

They have three children, Randy L. Murphy, Fort Wayne, Vicki (Marvin) Blackshire, Ligonier, and Julie (Louis) Perry, Green Springs, Ohio. They also have six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He retired from International Harvester and enjoys fishing.

She retired from Magnavox and likes to spend time in her flower beds.  

The Murphys will be honored at an anniversary open house June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Strong Tower Worship Center, Ligonier. The couple requests no gifts.