Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

M. Lorraine Murphy

10/2/1924 - 1/20/2012


PEKIN ~ Lorraine M. Murphy, 87, formerly of 1900 Windsor St., passed away at 7:45 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at Pekin Manor.

Born October 2, 1924 in Clayton to Orville and Bertha (Seckman) Summy, she married Patrick B. Murphy on August 6, 1943 in Abilene, Texas.  He died May 30, 1990 in Pekin.  She also was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Kevin Murphy; one brother and four sisters.

Surviving are two sons, Patrick Eugene Murphy of Fairbanks, Alaska and Daniel Joe Murphy of Pekin; two daughters, Patricia Lorraine Dowell and Barbara Sue (Robert) Samms, both of Pekin; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Carlene (Ken) Waters of Liberty.

She was a member of the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church in Pekin.

A homemaker, Lorraine had also worked briefly for the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2012 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Rev. Roger Hamilton will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.  Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to her church at 2121 Velde Dr. Pekin, IL 61554.