LaVerne M. Murphy
1917 – 2011
Marian Murphy, 94, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully,
Monday, May 30, 2011, at Brookside Care Center.
She was born in
Kenosha on May 20, 1917. She was the daughter of the late
Carl and Cora (Marineau) Andersen. She graduated from
Trenary’s College of Commerce.
On Nov. 30, 1940,
she married Francis Arthur Murphy at St. Mark’s Catholic
Church. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1974.
employed as a receptionist at The Simmons Co., then at
Welsch, Davis, and Wilson’s doctor’s office until her
retirement in 1995.
She was a member
of St. James Catholic Church and their Altar Society, the
Catholic Women’s Club, the Women’s Club of Kenosha, and the
Senior Citizen Center. She was an avid bridge player.
LaVerne enjoyed reading and spending time with her family
survived by her five children, Terry Murphy of Madison,
Daniel (Donna) Murphy of Milwaukie, Ore., Michael (Gail)
Murphy of Kenosha, Kathleen (Dick) Badgerow of Kenosha, and
Sheila (Ron) Bailey of Kenosha; a daughter-in-law, Joan
Murphy of Bristol; seven grandchildren, Kellie Ferguson,
Kristine Hoferitza, Heather Keckeisen, Erin Murphy, Meghan
Bailey, Sean Murphy and Andy Murphy; five great
grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Henry of Mt. Dora, Fla.
She was preceded
in death by her husband, parents; one son, Patrick Murphy
and one brother, Kenneth Andersen.
The family would
like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Brookside Care
Center’s staff for the loving and compassionate care of
A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 2, at
St. James Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow
at St. James Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the
church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. In
lieu of flowers, memorials to Brookside Activity Department
would be greatly appreciated by the family.