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Bonnie Lee Murphy, 89, of Holden, Missouri, formerly of Kingsville, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

Bonnie was born September 20, 1931 in Grain Valley, Missouri, daughter of George and Hazel (Maslen) Brunson.

She graduated from Latour High School.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Bill D. Murphy on December 16, 1951 in Holden.

The couple initially lived on a farm near Gunn City.

They eventually moved to a farm near Kingsville.

For health reasons, the couple moved into Holden a year-and-a-half ago.

Bonnie was a very devoted member of the R.L.D.S. Church.

She was a member of the Restoration Branch at Chilhowee at the time of her passing.

She was an avid gardener.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 70 years, Bill; four children, Brian Murphy of Hikurangi, New Zealand; Brenda Vansel (Earnest) of Kingsville, MO; Bruce Murphy of Kingsville, MO; and Becky Beydler of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren, Heather Treece, James Norman, Mark Norman, Rachel Murphy and Ian Beydler; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jesse Murphy; and four brothers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Williams Funeral Chapel in Holden.

Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, near Latour.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Murphy, Louis Treece, Daniel Davenport, Dustin Davenport, James Norman and Mark Norman.

Visitation – the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be left to Odessa Hills Campground, in care of the funeral home.

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