|Lila Mae Murphy|
|January 28, 1924 - July 12, 2011|
|Visitation: Thursday from 10:00 - 11:00 am July 14, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Funeral Service: Thursday at 11:00 am July 14, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan|
|Interment: July 14, 2011 at Reynolds Cemetery, Reynolds, IL |
|Lila Mae Murphy, 87, of Milan, died Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo, IL. Services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Avenue, Milan. Visitation will be an hour prior to service time. Burial will be at Reynolds Cemetery, Reynolds, IL. Memorials may be made to South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.|
Lila was born in Reynolds, Ill on January 28, 1924, the daughter of John and Lily Kemp Stropes.
She married James Murphy on October 4, 1947 at South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
Lila loved to go camping and fishing with her family, and was a Chicago Cubs fan.
She is survived by her husband, James; sons, Gary (Joyce) Murphy, Taylor Ridge, and Brian (Shari) Murphy, Lanark, IL; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lila was preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Peggy and Janet; and three brothers.
Gary, Our thoughts are with you all during this sad time. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. Wish we could be there, but we will see you soon. Please give our sympathies to your father and brother and the rest of the family as well. We will both be thinking of you in the days to come...
-- Allen & Kathy Holloway
Let me offer our deepest sympathies. I can remember your mother all the way back to the early days of Denkmann up through graduation at RIHS. My mom considered her very dear and sweet lady. Your family will be in the thoughts and prayers of mine.
-- John Moyes