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Leo Francis Murphy

October 11, 1937 ~ July 16, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Leo Francis Murphy, 84, of Patoka passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022. He was born on October 11, 1937, the son of Joseph and Mary Julia (Piezuch) Murphy in St. Louis, Missouri. He married the love of his life Linda Sue Huffman on June 17, 1995, in Boulder and she survives in Patoka.


Along with his devoted wife of 27 years, survivors include his beloved family, children Diane Lee Murphy of Wisconsin, and Scott Lee (Kathryn) Murphy of St. Louis, Missouri; 5 grandchildren Colum, Ian, Jamie, Brian, and Henery; and brother Bob Murphy of Missouri.


Leo was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Cibulka; brothers Anthony Murphy, and Bernard Murphy; and brother-in-law Hap Cibulka.


Mr. Murphy was proud to be of service to his country in the United Stated Navy, where he was honored to serve until his retirement from the Navy. He had a deep sense of love and respect for his country and a duty to protect and honor the United States of America. Leo served alongside his United Stated Navy brothers, giving one-hundred and ten percent at all times. He was a member of the Patoka American Legion Post 543. He enjoyed quiet time reading through the pages of a good book. Leo was a man of honor, well respected, loyal, and kind. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends who will keep his spirit of patriotism and support forever in their hearts.


A celebration of life service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka with Rev. Kevin Kriesel  officiating. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2022, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, where military rites will be accorded to honor Mr. Murphy’s years of service to his country.  Friends and relatives are welcome to a visitation time from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2022, at the Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka.  Memorials may be made in Leo’s honor to the Patoka EMS and Fire Department, & Patoka American Legion. Online condolences and memories of Leo may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 21, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Patoka Funeral Home
101 East Clinton
Patoka, IL 62875

Celebration of Life
Thursday
July 21, 2022

7:00 PM
Patoka Funeral Home
101 East Clinton
Patoka, IL 62875

Graveside Service
Friday
July 22, 2022

10:30 AM
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
St. Louis, MO 63125

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