Edith Murphy Sackett Spencer, IA. — Edith Rose Murphy Sackett, 85, of Spencer, former commissioner for the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, died of a heart ailment Monday in Oceanside, Calif. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Sackett had also been a teacher, served on the Drake University Alumni Board and was the wife of attorney Wilber W. Sackett. In 1969 she was named Iowa Mother of the Year and was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame. In 1960 she and her husband were named Drake University Parents of the Year. Survivors in addition to her husband include three daughters, Elizabeth Fleming of Minneapolis, Sarah Eick of East Lansing, Mich., and Mary Coffman of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif; a son, Robert of Spencer, and 17 grandchildren.
—The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, 20 Mar 1987, p 23