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Travis Randall Curphy

December 18, 2018
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Travis Randall Curphy, age 47, died peacefully and surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo with Pastor Warren Riley officiating. Private inurnment will be held at a later date.

He was born February 10, 1971 in Marshalltown, IA to Randy Curphy and Merry Randall Curphy.

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Travis Randall Curphy

Travis attended the South Tama County public schools and graduated from high school in 1989. He attended Indian Hills Community College for a time until he was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19. Travis suffered from mental illness for most of his adult life. Despite this affliction, Travis was uniquely kind and always considerate of others. He was soft spoken and was known for his smile. Travis was well-loved by his family and well-liked by everyone else who knew him.

Travis loved visiting with his family, especially during the holidays. Christmas was his favorite time of year. He was fond of good food and cheer, and was an avid collector of diverse music genres and countless movies.

He was preceded in death by his sister Lyndi Richardson, his grandfather Clarence Randall, grandparents Walter and Rhoda Curphy, his aunt Pam Bader (Curphy) and step mother Penny.

Travis is missed and will be forever remembered by his parents Merry Randall and Randy Curphy (Tami Robertson), his brothers and sister Josh (Jill), Maranda, Chance and Tyler, his grandmother Phyllis Randall, his aunts and uncles Janet Merck, Steven (Bonnie) Randall, Nancy Randall Sund (John Speer), Rick Curphy, Connie Hoskins, step sister Jessica (Jason) Embury, his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Travis lived in the Tama-Toledo area for most of his years. During this time many of you, living in the community, have recognized his quiet struggle and you reached out in kindness and looked out for him. Please know that your kind acts and thoughts meant a lot to Travis, and also to us. Thank you. We take comfort in knowing that Travis rests in peace now and forever.



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