Mary Ann Murphy, age 78, formerly of Chillicothe, passed away on February 9, 2020, in Louisville, KY.
Mary Ann was born on July 25, 1941, in Peoria, IL to Hubert and Pauline (Kranz) McDonald. She was married to Floyd Murphy.
Surviving are her children, Jeffery (Danielle) Murphy of Louisville, KY, and her grandchildren, Tasha Murphy of Galesburg, IL, Daniel Murphy of Bloomington, IL, Joseph Murphy of Peoria, IL, and Benjamin Murphy of Louisville, KY; her sisters, Janet (McDonald) Greene of Peoria, IL, and Susan (McDonald) Endress of Kankakee, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Barbara (McDonald) Antoni; and her daughter, Laurie (Murphy) Russell.
Mary Ann was an avid singer and pianist in her community and several churches. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, dogs, and family. She loved them all dearly and will be missed by all. She lived a life of trials and triumph. She was a blessing to everyone she met and will be remembered forever. She held her faith closely. In her last hours, she was ready to let go and walk beside the Lord with all his glory and love.
Cremation rights were accorded, and a memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, from 1pm to3 pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The burial of cremains at Lacon Cemetery is to follow after the visitation.