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Donna S. Murphy, age 85, of Murphy Rd., Jamestown passed away Monday July 3, 2017 at Vibra Hospital, Boardman, OH. She was born in Geneva, PA on August 2, 1931 a daughter of Virgil and Gladys (Williams) Smock. She was a 1949 graduate of Conneaut Valley High School. On August 18, 1950 Donna married Gene Murphy, who passed away January 8, 1994. She was employed as a telephone operator for over 40 years at AT&T, after retirement she worked part-time as a security officer dispatcher at Thiel College for 12 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Greenville. Donna enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be remembered for her zest for life.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Murphy of Jamestown, and Greg Murphy and his wife Peggy of Hermitage; three sisters, Betty Bartlett of Springboro, Marilyn Sue Thomas of Lakewood, CO, Joyce Nichols of Manford, OK; three brothers, Dean Smock and his wife Wilma of Conneautville, Virgil Smock and his wife Kay of Springboro, Dennis Smock and his wife Sharon of Reno, NV; five grandchildren, Tonya Murdock and her husband Matt of Ellwood City, PA, Brandon Murphy and his wife Gretchen of Greenville, Casey Murphy of Hermitage, Sarah Murphy of Hermitage, Abbey Murphy of Hermitage; four great grandchildren, Madison Murphy, Chase Murphy, Neil Murphy, and Jacob Murdock. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three sisters: Ora Lee Kress, Eleanor Laird, and Erma Graff.
A funeral service will held at 11:00 AM on Monday 7-10-17 in Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown with Rev. Marshall Lillie, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday 7-9-17 from 4:00-7:00 PM. Burial will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Visitors may sign the online guestbook and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 5, 2017
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