Obituaries » Linda P. Murphy
January 21, 1951 - December 29, 2022
Linda P. Murphy, 71, of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday morning, December 29, 2022, at her home. She was born January 21, 1951, in Torrington, Wyoming, the daughter of Wilbur W. “Red” Metcalf and Raymoleen P. (Lay) Metcalf. She was the oldest of three girls and the fourth of their twelve children. She attended school in Torrington, Wyoming, Scottsbluff and Bridgeport, Nebraska, and Twin Lakes and Longmont, Colorado.
Linda’s parents moved to Fort Scott in 1967, and she married Paul Tyler in 1973, who passed away in 1980. She married Mike Murphy in 1981 and they moved to California. Linda came back to Kansas in the early 2000s and decided to make her home here.
Linda is survived by her children, Toni Metcalf, of Redfield, Kansas, Danell Harper, of Bronson, Kansas, Daniel Tyler, Ramie Tyler, both of San Diego, California; five brothers, Raymond, Tom, Bill, and Alvin Metcalf, all of Fort Scott, Delmar Metcalf, of Frontenac, Kansas, and Zan Metcalf; brother-in-law Ralph Eschbaumer; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a very special nephew, Drake Eschbaumer. She was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents, two sisters, Tammy Metcalf and Lavina “Sis” Eschbaumer, and three brothers, Allen Wayne, Martin, and John Metcalf.
Following cremation, a Celebration of Life will be held 2:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2023, in the meeting room at Sleep Inn and Suites, 302 E. Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.