Zoellen Harrington Murphy
Zoellen Harrington Murphy, born in Toledo on February 14, 1960 to Donald and Loleta Harrington, died January 24, 2021. Her parents survive. She also is survived by her husband, Charles Murphy; children, Cassie (Scott) Braithwaite, Price Murphy and Sydney (Ryan) Shircliff; as well as five beautiful grandchildren; and her, sister, Tara (Nirakar) Thakur and their family.
Employed by The University of Toledo COM & Life Sciences since 1994, she most recently spent the last 19 years in the Department of Psychiatry. Zoellen and her husband Charlie were very active in numerous Masonic related organizations. In addition, she was active in the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America, The University of Toledo University College Alumni Affiliate and Eastminster Presbyterian Church. In keeping with her wishes her body has been donated to research in order to help others.
Her hope was not that her loss is mourned, but rather that it serves as an important reminder to everyone that they should live each day to the fullest, and treat others as if they'll never see them again. That makes each and every encounter a blessed one.
There will be a Memorial service at Eastminster Presbyterian Church at a later date, in keeping with COVID-19 regulations.
Published in The Blade from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2021.