LaVerne M. Murphy

1917 – 2011

LaVerne 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.

LaVerne was 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 and friends.

LaVerne is 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 their mom.

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.