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“I would like to pass on my thoughts and prayers to the family. It may seem hard to believe but I still have memories of going down to your home...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: David Putz - Ames, IA

“I enjoyed visiting with Jim when he would come from his office to visit with us in the Lobby. He always had a smile on his face and would be able to...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kent Stoefen

“Our deepest sympathies go out to your entire family at a difficult time like this. Our prayers and friendship are with you. Love, Bob,Eva,Carly and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Eva Brehm - friend

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire families. I know how much Poppie meant to all of you.. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sharon Anderson - Sycamore, IL

“Never met such a genuine and nice man. Glad to have known him, he was one of a kind, awesome!!He loved my stories from out on the farm. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Oldfield - Atkinson, IL

“Dave and I wish to send our condolences to Barb and to the whole family. Jim will be greatly missed; a great neighbor and friend.. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Jan & Dave Burroughs - LeClaire, IA

“My deepest sympathies to Barbara and family. I am pleased to say I worrked with Jim for nearly 40 years. He was one of the true gentlemen in our...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Dave Myers - Cedar Rapids, IA

“I was sure sorry to see in the newspaper that James passed away. I cleaned the Murphy's windows for years. They were a TRUE pleasure and were 2 of...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Tanya Duncan - Bettendorf , IA

“we were neighbors to Jim and Barb when we all lived in older homes in Davenport - often our children share a plastic swim pool in their back yard ......Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: patricia a. putz - Bettendorf, IA

“Kathy and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sadness but also celebration of a great life James had. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Brian Michalski

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May you find comfort in that he is now in the Lord's arms looking down upon you. I will always remember him...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Brittany Foster


Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for James J. Murphy 77, of LeClaire, Iowa, will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Our Lady of the River Catholic Church, LeClaire. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery, LeClaire. Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
James Justin Murphy passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Born January 31, 1934, he was the son of Justin and Mildred Murphy. He married Barbara Jackson on June 9, 1956. He worked for RBC Dain for 50 years, retiring in 2008. That sense of loyalty was demonstrated throughout life by James: Both among his family and his colleagues, James was best known for his sense of humor and his lifelong devotion to his wife, three daughters, ten grandchildren (who knew him best as "Poppie") and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lee; three children, Kathleen (Glen) Villano of Elk Grove Village, IL, Elizabeth (Steve) Braser of Sycamore, IL, and Erin (Paul) Keating of Cary, Ill.; and nine grandchildren, Katherine, Jennifer, Alexander and Scott Braser, Kenton, Nicole and Caroline Villano, and Justin and Bradley Keating; and two sisters, Joanne Otting and Jean (Max) Bromell. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Justin Murphy, and a grandson, Kyle Villano.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Our Lady of the River Catholic Church or the LeClaire Fire Department and Rescue.

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