February 19, 1923 – October 7, 2014
Miriam Frances Murphy, 91, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at her home at Wesley Acres in Des Moines.
A memorial service to celebrate Miriam’s life will be held Monday, October 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Wesley Acres, 3520 Grand Ave., Des Moines, in the Community Room.
Miriam was born February 19, 1923, in Des Moines to Elder and Emma Bylander. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Wilbur Murphy, and daughter Diana Fairbanks.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet Boeding (Bill) of Altoona, Iowa, and Pam Johnson of Wichita, Kansas.
Miriam was a member of Unity Lutheran Church and a member of Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Ladies Hospital Auxiliary.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund or to Shriners Hospitals for Children.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net