JOAN "Jo" MURPHY SCHLICHER passed away Sunday 7 April 2013 at her home with family by her side. Joan was born 8 July 1929 in Sullivan, IL, the daughter of Leo and Katie Dedman Murphy.
Joan received a BS from Eastern Ill Univ. Married Charles W. Schlicher 21 June 1952. Joan worked as a high school teacher
, librarian, served as treasurer for K of C Ladies Aux., employed with Texaco Inc. for 17 years and retired in 1989. Joan supported her boys and grandchildren as Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and attended many sporting events. She loved to travel and made numerous trips to Europe, Caribbean Islands, Central America, China and 43 of the U.S. states and lived in 5 of them. Joan is survived by her husband, 4 sons and daughters-in-law, and 10 grandchildren. Visitation is Wed. 10 April, 6 to 8pm at Schmidt Funeral Home. Service at Epiphany Church Thursday, 2pm, 11 April. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VITAS Hospice at 800-628-8081.