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Doris Jean Murphy

January 8, 1928 March 11, 2013
Doris Jean Murphy
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Obituary for Doris Jean Murphy

Doris Jean Murphy of Walled Lake was born January 8, 1928 in Lansing, Michigan to John and Ila Link. She died March 11, 2013 at age 85.

Mrs. Murphy is the beloved wife 63 years to Dick Murphy. Loving mother of Mike (Alexandra) Murphy, Pat (Melinda) Murphy, Nellie Murphy, and Colleen Murphy (Saarinen). Grandmother of Eric, Ryan, Ian, Hannah, Drake, Mariah, Paula, Sarah and Joe and great grandmother of Arianna. She is also the dear sister of Joyce (the late Frank) Scheibriel and Patricia Fox and sister in law of Joy Link, and Josephine Sutterby. She is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy were high school sweethearts who met at St. Mary High School in Lansing where they graduated in 1946. Mr. Murphy joined the Army and went to Berlin to serve under Eisenhower as a drummer. Mrs. Murphy wrote to him every day that he was away until he returned upon his discharged in 1949. The married later that year and continued to live in Lansing until they relocated to Walled Lake where they have lived since 1958. Mrs. Murphy was know for her love of music, musicians and the Lord, not in that order. Always a grateful hostess and party planner, she was good at baking and entertaining. Whether you needed it or not, you were in her prayers, and she had an open door policy and provided a place for anyone who needed it. It was not uncommon for some to stay for as long as a year. Her smile warmed everyone in her presence and we know that her beautiful blue eyes will continue to watch over us.

Funeral from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home 340 N. Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Thursday 11 AM. Interment Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens, Novi. Friends may visit Wednesday 4-9 PM. Memorials to the the family appreciated.



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