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 John Edward Murphy

John Edward Murphy

Birth
Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Death 30 Sep 2016 (aged 87)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 154051576 · View Source
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CHICAGO, FORMERLY OF DOWAGIAC - John Edward Murphy, 87, of Dowagiac, MI, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2016 at Hines VA Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Graveside funeral services, with military honors, will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11am at Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac. Friends may visit on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 5-7pm at Clark Chapel & Cremation Services, 405 Center St. Dowagiac, MI. Those wishing to share a memory of John may do so at www.clarkch.com. Memorial donations may be directed to The Fisher House at Hines VA Medical Center, 5000 South 5th Ave. Hines, IL 60141 or to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085. John's family wishes to thank the residents, doctors staff, nurses and chaplains at Hines VA hospital and Resident Care Facility whom Dad considered his family. And special thanks to CMICU for their great care rendered Dad in his final days

John was born on April 19, 1929 in Dowagiac to John and Melissa (Monaghan) Murphy. John served in the United States Army just after the end of the Korean Conflict. He married Rosemary Lloyd in Dowagiac on July 29, 1977. John had worked as a machinist for the Overton Machine Co. John was married to Billie Williams and together they had two children, but later divorced. John was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and The Dowagiac Moose Lodge.

In addition to his parents and his wife, John was predeceased by his siblings, Chester J. Murphy and Edith Peters, and a nephew, Denny Peters.

John is survived by a son, Michael (Ruth) Murphy, Niles, MI; a daughter, Sheila (Ted) True, Niles, MI; a step-son, Larry (Connie) Lloyd, Buchanan, MI and a special nephew, John (Debbie) Peters, Dowagiac, MI. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, John, Sara, Ted, Toni, Diane, Lisa, Laura, Cheryl and Brian and twenty, great grandchildren.


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  • Added: 21 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 154051576
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Edward Murphy (19 Apr 1929–30 Sep 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 154051576, citing Riverside Cemetery, Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Scout (contributor 47319613) .