Thomas M. Murphy, of Wellington, Kansas, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Wellington Health and Rehab at the age of 72.   Thomas was born the son of Michael and Sylvia (Hobson) Murphy on Thursday, April 3, 1947 in Tacoma, Washington. He and his mother returned to Wichita when he was about 5 years old. She went to work in the aircraft industry and Thomas was cared for by his aunt and uncle, Gladys and Alva Inscho of South Haven, Kansas. He graduated from South Haven High School, took some college courses and then went to work for Hawker-Beechcraft in the Plating Department. He retired after nearly 40 years of employment. 
  Survivors include his cousin, Kenneth Hobson of Wellington, Kansas along with several other cousins.    Private services will be held at a later time. A private interment will be held at a later date at the Rose Hill Cemetery, South Haven, Kansas. 
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Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.