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Barbara Elizabeth Palla Murphy
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1916
Joliet
Will County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 18, 1999
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Barbara Palla Kovacs Murphy was the kindest, most generous, and most loving person that God put on Earth.

Barbara was the sixth child born to Mary and Louis Palla, Sr.; she was their third daughter. She was very proud to be born on George Washington's birthday. She was a bit of a tomboy and loved playing baseball as a girl. She had a life-long love for learning, reading, and writing. She wrote songs as a young woman and wrote prayers of praise and worship as she aged. She loved reading anything she could get her hands on and was diverse in her subjects.

My mom was a strong woman of Faith, who had a deep and abiding love & faith in God and Jesus. She began life in the Catholic belief and became a Born-again Christian in 1973. She believed in miracles and was blessed with many in her life. Mom lived her life by Grace and did not judge others. She loved whole-heartedly, forgave easily, and did not hold grudges!!

In going through my mom's papers, I found a name card that defined "Barbara" as of being of Latin origin and meaning "shy". It also quoted Deuteronomy 6:4 " I shall love God with all my heart, all my soul, and with all my strength". Both of these described my mother, the latter more than the former. She had a tremendously deep and abiding faith and love in/for God. However, I don't know if I would exactly call my mom "shy", but she was anxious in new situations until she got to know folks. She enjoyed talking to others and learning about them! Mom enjoyed being the center of attention at times during family gatherings but mostly preferred to just enjoy conversation and one-on-one interactions with family members. She did love a good card game though and would laugh with glee when she won!!!! Her smiles were joyous and her laughter was from her soul. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Louis Palla (1879 - 1924)
  Mary Palla Gerencir Rubocki (1888 - 1966)
 
 Spouses:
  John Kovacs (1912 - 1976)
  Clem Andrew Murphy (1903 - 1972)*
 
 Children:
  Nancy Judith Kovacs Algeri (1944 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Palla Komives (1909 - 1933)*
  Elizabeth Palla Simon (1911 - 1983)*
  Barbara Elizabeth Palla Murphy (1916 - 1999)
  Theresa M Palla Kuban (1918 - 2013)*
  Anne Rubocki Paul (1926 - 2013)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes were given to her two remaining daughters and some grandchildren.
 
Created by: Bonnie Brown
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98987389
Barbara Elizabeth <i>Palla</i> Murphy
Added by: Bonnie Brown
 
Barbara Elizabeth <i>Palla</i> Murphy
Added by: Bonnie Brown
 
 
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I love you, Momma!!! :)
- Bonnie Brown
 Added: May. 18, 2015
Happy 99th Birthday, Momma!!!:)
- Bonnie Brown
 Added: Feb. 22, 2015
Merry Christmas, Momma!!! Thinking of you tonight with wistfulness, wishing you were here to see the lights and to hug again! Thank you for being such a wonderful mother and grandmother; I love you!!
- Bonnie Brown
 Added: Dec. 26, 2014
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