OTTAWA — James P. Murphy, 86, of Ottawa, died at 5:02 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
was born July 16, 1927 in Hermosa Beach, Calif. to the late Charles W.
and Helen (Preston) Murphy. On Nov. 26, 1983, he married Shirley Ricker
and she survives in Ottawa.
Also surviving is a daughter, Deb (Greg) Hoyt of Ottawa and three grandchildren, Jerrod Cass, Derek Westrick and Alisha Hoyt.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Doug Westrick and Kenneth Westrick; and a brother, Bob Murphy.
was a truck driver for P.W. Chamberlin Trucking in Leipsic. He was a
member of the Ottawa Eagles. He loved flowers, gardening and watching
Graveside services will begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.
29, at Holy Family Cemetery, New Cleveland with Deacon Tom Niese
officiating. There will be no visitation.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com