Dewitt Obits

Margaret Ella Murphy

Margaret Ella Murphy 91 of Clinton, Illinois passed away 9:07 PM July 2, 2017 at Manor Court, Clinton, IL.
Services will be 11 AM, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Greg Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, IL. Visitation will be 10 – 11 AM, Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Second Chance Pet Adoption.
Margaret was born August 15, 1925 in Wilson Township, DeWitt County, Illinois the daughter of Pleasant and Nora (Bell) Bray. She married Paul Murphy in 1943. He passed away in 1972.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Paul D. (Beverly) Murphy, Clinton, IL; Jodi (Josh) Turney, Clinton, IL; great-grandchildren:  Amanda (Cali) Murphy, Pekin, IL; Brett Murphy, Rochelle, IL; Wynn Turney, Clinton, IL; and Payne Turney, Clinton, IL; sister, Della Cooper, Clinton, IL.  Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son, Paul Eugene Murphy, 3 Brothers and 3 Sisters.
Margaret retired from the A.S.C.S. office, Clinton, IL. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Clinton, IL and the Eagles Lodge in Bloomington, IL.  Margaret worked part time at the Clinton Antique Mall and the DeWitt County Building.  She liked exercising at Curves and especially enjoyed spending time with her family.