Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Michael Richard Murphy\n\r\n\t\t\t\tMichael Richard Murphy, age 72, of Melrose died on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was born on June 5, 1944 in Melrose to Michael Joseph and Ardena Ann (Tierney) Murphy. Michael was a farmer, and also a cattle and horse buyer. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and horses. He is survived by his siblings, Bernard (Jo) Murphy of Mountain Home, AR, John Murphy of West Des Moines, Tony Murphy of Albia, Gene Murphy of Phoenix, AZ, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose with Father Pat Lumsden officiating, and Deacon Edwin Kamerick assisting. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Melrose. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday afternoon conducted by Deacon Edwin Kamerick. Memorials directed to Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Home of Albia..