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Joan Murphy - Galloway

May 30, 1924 ~ December 11, 2018 (age 94)

Joan Murphy – Galloway, 94, of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her home.

She was born May 30, 1924 in Macomb, Illinois to Howard and Gladys (Simpson) Newland.

Beloved wife of two wonderful husbands, the late Clifton “Clink” Murphy, and the late Richard Galloway; loving mother of Thomas M.D. (Jennifer), and Paul (Anita) Murphy; proud grandmother of Tommy M.D. and Caitlin Murphy; dearest sister of Jean Wheeler and the late Barbara Subject; loved by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Joan attended Western Academy in Macomb.  She was a past President of the Woman’s Auxiliary of Centegra Hospital.  She enjoyed crafts, playing bridge, and being in a book club. She will be missed by all who knew her.

There will be a visitation on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue Woodstock.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Avenue Woodstock.  Interment will follow in the Calvary Catholic cemetery in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice.


Donations may be made to:

St. Mary Catholic Church
312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock IL 60098
Tel: 1-815-338-3377
Web: http://www.stmary-woodstock.org


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