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Richard Dean “Ricky” Murray

January 14, 2017

Richard D. “Ricky” Murray 52, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Asbury Park in Newton, Kansas.  He was born October 12, 1964 in Wichita, Kansas to James Murray and Mildred (Randle) Dean. Ricky worked as a bartender for the former Santa Fe Bar and Grill in Newton as well as other Bars in town. He greatly enjoyed Karaoke and singing. Ricky enjoyed spending time with his loving family and many friends.


He is survived by his mother Mildred Dean of Newton, Kansas and three sisters Josie Laramore-Holm of Peabody, KS, Donna Wallin of Newton, KS and Debbie Smith of Newton, KS.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many good friends.


He is preceded in death by his father and 5 brothers : Jerry, James, Kenneth, John and Robert Smith.


Graveside committal service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton, Kansas. With Pastor Jim Pohlman presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, Kansas. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorials are suggested to Cerebral Palsy Research Foundation of Kansas Wheel Chair Clinic in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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2 thoughts on “Richard Dean “Ricky” Murray

  1. I just found out. I’m so sorry Grandma Millie. We will always be thinking of you Uncle Ricky. It brings great comfort knowing my Dad Jerry and all your brothers are there to greet you. We love you forever. Love always your nieces Charlotte and Miranda Smith Bowerbank

  2. We just found out that Ricky had passed away. I am Dorothy’s daughter and I talked to Mildred and she told me. We were so sorry to hear about his passing. I am Sonda Oney and I live in Kentucky. Mom is in the nursing home because of a broken hip and shoulder.

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