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Lorahe M. Murphy, 82, Farmer City, passed away at 12:30 a.m. Thursday (May 3, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. The Rev. Brent Roberson will officiate. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Sangamon Valley Christian Center, Mahomet.

Mrs. Murphy was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Hartford, Ky., to Frank and Carrie Stewart Maples. She married Henry O. Murphy on Sept. 6, 1947, in Buford, Ky. He survives in Farmer City.

Also surviving are one son, Allan Paul (Erika) Murphy, Ames, Iowa; seven daughters, Brenda (Jerry) Farney, Mahomet; Naomi Piper, Farmer City; Emma (Don) Thompson, Arvada, Colo.; Carolyn (Lonnie) Gettings, Colonial Heights, Va.; Edith (Mark) Fockler, Wooster, Ohio; Donna (Richard) Beck, El Paso; and Rita (Marty) Price, Farmer City; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Opal Smith, Masonville, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

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