Dolores Darlene Murphy, 90, of Cascade, passed away, Tuesday, March 9, at her home in Cascade.

Visitation for Dolores was from 10 to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 13, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, followed by funeral services at 12:30 p.m., with Deacon Ray Noonan presiding. Burial was in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Casketbearers were Wyatt Murphy, Wayd Kisling, Tom Breitbach, Craig Muhlhausen, Carl “Alan” Muhlhausen and Pat Lange.

Dolores was born Oct. 3, 1930, in Delhi, daughter of George and Irene (Miller) Sugden. She was a graduate of Hopkinton High School. On July 13, 1950 she was united in marriage to John Murphy in Delhi. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 2008.

Dolores was a homemaker and devoted her life to her husband, children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening. Dolores was happiest when she was working and truly enjoyed the fruits of her labor. While raising their family, John and Dolores enjoyed taking family camping trips, fishing, attending annual Old Threshers Reunions and the Airshow in Osh Kosh, Wis. After John’s retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling to Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Alaska.

She is survived by six children: Mary (Chris) Newman of Willow, Ark., Audrey (Marvin) Gerjets of Cedar Rapids, Debra Murphy of Clarence, Hope Murphy-Kisling of Dyersville, Patrick (Kim Maiers) Murphy of Peosta, and Jennifer (Tom) Breitbach of Onslow; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Carl Muhlhausen of Maquoketa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three daughters, Pamela, Bridget and Elizabeth Murphy; and two sisters, Elva “Lucille” (Harold) Wheeler and JoAnn Muhlhausen.

Anyone interested in sending memorials may send them to Reiff Funeral Home, Attention: Dolores Murphy Family, at P.O. Box 430, Cascade, Iowa, 52033. Online condolences may be sent to the family at