LIBERTY - Casey County's oldest citizen - 110-year-old Lucy Jo Murphy - died Sunday at Liberty Care Center.
Miss Lucy, as she was known by friends, observed her 110th birthday May 30 with friends at the center where she had lived about a year.
Prior to that, she had lived most of her life on Memory Lane.
During an interview on her 104th birthday, Murphy said she liked to learn something new each day.
She also talked about her wedding day in 1913 when she married George Wesley "Doc" Murphy at her parents' house. After the wedding supper, friends began a shivaree at midnight that included gunfire which frightened her at first.
The Murphys had 11 children, four of whom are still living. Five of the sons served in the military. After one son, Kenneth, was killed in action in the Korean War, Murphy was named a Gold Star Mother and rarely missed a Memorial Day service.