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Ruth E. Murphy

May 16, 1919 August 15, 2007
Ruth E. Murphy
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HENRY-Ruth Elizabeth Murphy, 88 of Heartland Health Care Center in Henry and formerly of Peoria, passed away there at 2:38 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Born May 16, 1919 in Henry, IL to Leo E. and Sara E. Owens Murphy. Surviving are one brother, Donald J. (Mary Margaret) Murphy of Toluca and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. Ruth was Secretary to the Sales Manager at TWA Airlines for 25 years and then worked for Bergner’s Travel Headquarters for 3 years. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and it’s Women’s Guild, Catholic Women’s League, Daughters of Isabella, OSF St. Francis Medical Center Auxiliary, Church Women United, St. Patrick’s Society, National Secretaries Assn., now known as, International Assn. Administrative Personnel. She achieved the rating as Certified Professional Secretary in 1975. She was a volunteer for OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Salvation Army, Alzheimer’s Assn, St. Philomena Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Parish. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Rev. Ryan Bredemeyer officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the mass at church with recitation of the Rosary at 10:15 a.m. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Camp Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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