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In Loving Memory

November 28, 2012
  • The following is Ryan’s obituary.  No new blog today because I have been so busy visiting with the family and praying and preparing for the funeral service.  Looks like there will be very many people there.  All I want to give is a word from the Lord and not my own wisdom.  Going through the full gambit of emotions, but finding peace in Jesus.
    Love and…….
    Kirk Out !
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  • He was born July 8, 1988, in Sturgis, a son of Gary Lee Bowers and Susan Marie Murphy Bowers.

    He lived his life in Sturgis and was employed as a line leader at Cobalt Holdings in Sturgis.

    Surviving are his fiancee, Emily Purcel; two children, Loretta, age 5, and Ryan Hunter, age 2 months; his father, Gary Lee Bowers of Ohio; grandmother Joyce Bowers of Columbus, Ohio; aunts Yolanda (Travis) Miller of Kentucky, Yvonne Borders of Columbus and Jamiann (Juan) Fernandez of Sturgis; grandmother Judy Murphy of Sturgis; grandfather Thomas (Beatrice) Murphy of Union; an uncle, Thomas Murphy of Sturgis; and two brothers, John Alan Hill of Texas and Matthew David Murphy of Sturgis.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Susan Marie.

    Ryan was a great daddy, son, brother and friend.

    He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.

    The family will receive friends and relatives from

    1-3 p.m. Wednesday at Hackman Family Funeral Home — Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.

    Services celebrating the life of Ryan Lee Bowers Murphy will be held immediately following the visitation at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Christopher Kirk will be officiating. Cremation will follow the services.

    Memorial donations to the family would be appreciated to help with expenses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.



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  1. cathy taylor permalink

    My prayers are with you all day today Christopher and for the family as well,
    I know that God will use you to make a great impact one’s who need to see or hear something today and I know your tenderness will be a great help to help with the ones who need help with their pain.
    My thoughts are with you today

  2. I’m sorry for the loss of your friend/brother, Ryan, Captain. My prayers are with you and his family as they stumble thru the ups and downs of sorrow mingled with memory mingled with Hope. Our Lord is faithful, and we both know that His arms are embracing all.

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