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Gladys Ruth Murphy

December 22, 1940 — November 27, 2023


Gladys Ruth Murphy

Gladys Ruth Murphy, age 82, of Freeland, Michigan, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023, at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw.

Gladys was born in Hemlock, Michigan on December 22, 1940, the daughter of the late Earl and Alice (Earle) Kehoe. She was united in marriage with Dale F. Murphy on August 20, 1966. She is survived by her loving husband Dale; two sons, Ethan (Charra) Murphy and Erin Murphy; grandchildren, Tristessa Murphy and Tekao Murphy; great-grandson, Mason; siblings, Bob Kehoe, Jim and Margaret Kehoe, Mary Bell, Karen Recker, Danny and Alan Braley, Barbara Wetherell, Earlene and Bob Oomen, Colleen and Phil Alvarez. She was predeceased by sons, Eric Murphy, Earl Murphy; sisters, Deanna Jodi Lamont, and Janet Leddy; and many in-laws and extended family.

Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023 at W.L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, 201 N Miller Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609. A private family committal service will take place later at St. Mary Cemetery in Hemlock. Please visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, and leave messages for the family. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Toni & Trish House, 4699 11 Mile Rd, Auburn, MI 48611, or Brians House, 664 W Nebobish, Essexville, MI 48732,

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Friday, December 1, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors

201 N Miller Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609

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