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Roma L. Murphy

July 4, 1935 ~ May 21, 2020 (age 84)


It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Roma L. Murphy, 84, formerly from Burlington/West Burlington died Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Neptune Township, New Jersey at her daughter's home.

Born July 4, 1935, in Stigler, OK, she was the daughter of John and Clara Davis Turney. 

On May 11, 1955, she married William W. Murphy in Burlington. He died May 23, 2008. 

Roma was a lifelong homemaker and took pride in her family and their accomplishments. She was also a advocate for animals. Roma loved her dogs Jamie, Murfee and Maggie, along with her daughters cats very much. 

Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Murphy and Mary Murphy of Neptune Township, NJ, one sister, Juanita Lloyd; two brothers Robert Turney, and Johnathan Turney. She was predeceased by her parents and siblings LaVonna Walker, Jewel Dean Williamson, Bill Turney, Joyce Morgan, Donna Naugle and Norman Turney.

As per Roma's request cremation has been accorded. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery Burlington, Iowa in the Spring of 2021.

There will be no formal visitation or services at this time.

Prugh-Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers please donated to A Street Cat with No Desire ( or your local animal shelter.

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