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Jon J. Murley

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Jon J. Murley

Born: January 5, 1945

Died: January 10, 2018

Jon J. Murley, 73, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after battling cancer.

He was born on January 5, 1945 to the late Edward and Dorothy (nee Peterson) Murley. A life long Minooka resident, Jon was a 1963 graduate of Minooka Community High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969. After 35 years of service as an Electrician, he retired from the Joliet Caterpillar Plant in 2000. Jon was a prolific reader, listened to many different genres of music, and enjoyed collecting farm toys. His greatest pleasure in life was attending Minooka High School athletic events, particularly men's basketball, baseball and football. For many years, regardless of the weather conditions, he was the mainstay of Minooka's fan base at both home and away contests. He was recognized as the "Super Fan" by the High School Sports Boosters and truly relished that distinction. Meeting athletic parents in the stands and occasionally getting to compare second generation Minooka Athletes to their fathers, was always an added treat.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Dorothy Murley; his brother, Donald Murley; and sister, Joyce Stewart.

Surviving Jon are one brother, Gary (Cindy) Murley of Minooka; sister-in-law, Nancy Murley of Morris; brother-in-law, Ron Stewart of Minooka; and many nieces and nephews.

Many thanks go out to the staffs of Park Pointe Center in Morris, IL and Joliet Area Community Hospice for their dedicated care and compassion. Special appreciation goes out to caregiver Gus and Pastor Sarah for their care, comfort and prayers during Jon's illness.

Memorials in Jon's name to the Minooka United Methodist Church will be greatly appreciated.

Visitation for Jon J. Murley will be held TODAY, Friday, January 12, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at The Maple Funeral Home located at 24300 W. Ford Rd, Channahon. On Saturday, January 13, 2018 family will receive friends at Minooka United Methodist Church located at 205 W. Church Street from 10:00 AM until Funeral Service begins at 11:00 AM. Interment Private.

For information 815. 467-1234 or www.themaplefuneralhome.com
Published in The Herald-News on Jan. 12, 2018
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