Richard C. “Rich” Murnahan, 55, of Mayview, died June 25, 2020 at the Centerpoint Medical Center.
Rich was born July 20, 1964 in Abilene, KS. He grew up in Abilene and then attended Chadron State College, in Chadron, NE, on a baseball scholarship. After college, he moved to Lake Tahoe, NV where he worked at Harrah’s Casino for 12 years. He transferred to the Harrah’s in Kansas City, where he met his future wife, Shawn Knapp, in 1997. They were married on September 4, 1999 at her family farm. They purchased the family business, Signs by L&J, in 2000 and have operated it ever since. The business had them on the road, out of state, for 3-4 months of the year. They made friends, and continued those friendships, in the towns that they traveled to year after year. Rich loved baseball, golf and hunting. But family was his true passion. Family gatherings and vacations were most important to him. He helped coach their daughter, Taylor’s, softball team, she was home-schooled and she traveled with them on their business trips. The three of them were very close. She was his pride and joy.
Rich is preceded in death by a sister, Tanya Renee Tallyn.
He is survived by:
Daughter: Taylor of the home
Brother: Jason Murnahan (Denise) of Abilene, KS
Parents: Bob and Sondra Murnahan of Abilene, KS
Nephews: Cody, Trevor, Dalton, and Hayden Knapp
Niece: Maddy Murnahan
Great Nephew: Paul Knapp
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jason Murnahan, Brian Knapp, Mitch Knapp, Cody Knapp, Trevor Knapp, Dalton Knapp, Hayden Knapp.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:30 am at
Kaiser~Wiegers Funeral Home.
Memorial Services will follow at 10:30 am, officiated by Dr. Greg Fine.
Burial will be in the Odessa Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Lafayette County Cancer Coalition