Murphy, Iona Fern

Murphy, Iona Fern

From the In Remembrance: Locals who passed on in October series
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WAPELLA -- Iona Fern Murphy 89 of Wapella, IL passed away 3:40 AM September 30, 2015 at Heritage Manor, Normal, IL. Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow at Long Point Cemetery, Wapella, IL. Visitation will be from 9 – 11 AM at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. Memorials may be directed to the Wapella Fire Department, the American Diabetes Association, or OSF Hospice.

Iona was born March 29, 1926 in Wapella, IL the daughter of Jay and Nellie (Crum) Troxel. She married Vincent Murphy August 5, 1944 in Clinton, IL. He passed away February 21, 2015.

Survivors include her children, James V. (Mary) Murphy, Heyworth, IL, William D. (Mary) Murphy, Wapella, IL, Robert G. (Kelley) Murphy, Bloomington, IL, 10 Grandchildren and 18 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, 3 Brothers, 1 Grandson and 1 Great-granddaughter.

Iona worked at State Farm Insurance but most of her life she worked side by side with her husband Vincent on the family farm.

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