MURPHY, JOAN E.
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Ocala - Joan E. Murphy of Oak Run in Ocala, Florida, the kindest and most giving woman, passed away July 7, 2014.
She was born on October 17, 1932 in Savannah, Georgia, and moved to Miami at the age of 18, where she met her true love and husband, Bob, to whom she was married for 61 years.
She was employed at St. Brendan's Elementary as a principal's assistant for 25 years in Miami. A member of the Oak Run Quilters and Country Road Quilters. She was an avid and talented quilter, a Red Hatter, a devoted Catholic, and Matriarch of her adoring family.
Survived by her children, Theresa and Richard Barone, Joyce Murphy, Susan and Derek Kramer, Mike and Billie Murphy, and Donald and Jennifer Murphy; grandchildren, Nicholas and Keri Barone, Bobby Kramer, Jonathan Kramer, Renee Murphy, Kevin Murphy, Katie Murphy, and Keenan Murphy.
She is preceded in death by her husband Robert, and two grandchildren, Christopher Barone and Ryan Ratliff.
She forever touched the lives of all that knew her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Legacy House Hospice of Marion County, 9505 SW 110 Street, Ocala, FL 34481 in memory of Joan Murphy.
A visitation will be held on Monday, July 14th in the TimberRidge Chapel of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 9695 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. The funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 15th at 8:30AM at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala.
Condolences may be made to:
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Timberridge Chapel
9695 Sw 110Th St
Ocala, FL 34481
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from July 11 to July 12, 2014