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 Barbara <I>Pape</I> Murphy

Barbara Pape Murphy

Birth
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Death 27 Oct 2011 (aged 73)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Plot Cremation Garden, Niche Row
Memorial ID 79573261 · View Source
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Dubuque Telegraph Herald - October 30, 2011

Barbara Murphy, 73, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Dubuque, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Arlington Cemetery, Rockford. Fitzgerald Funeral Home-Mulford Chapel, Rockford, is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara was born on April 20, 1938, in Dubuque, daughter of Peter and Katheryn (Koster) Pape. She moved to Rockford on Jan. 21, 1968.

She married LaVerne Murphy July 30, 1955; he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 2006. Her love and care was always for her family.

Barbara worked as a cosmetologist out of her home for many years, retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the Humane Society and Animal Welfare.

Surviving are her daughters, Kim Murphy and Victoria Murphy; grandchildren, Joseph Murphy and Valerie (Joshua) Forster; great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Riley, Katheryn, Ali, Izabella, MacKenzie, Cameron, Joseph Jr., Raymond and Jasmine; and a brother, James (Barbara) Pape.

She also was preceded in death by her parents.


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  • Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 30 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79573261
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Pape Murphy (20 Apr 1938–27 Oct 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79573261, citing Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mr. Badger Hawkeye (contributor 46542485) .