Jane Murphy, 98

Co-owner, Murphy's Equipment

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Jane E. Murphy, 98, of River Forest, died on Feb. 6, 2018. A graduate of Trinity High School and Rosary College (Dominican University), following college, during the war years, she worked at the torpedo facility in Forest Park. In 1951 she and her husband, Frank, established Murphy's Contractors Equipment Inc. currently located in River Grove, where she worked until her retirement in 2008.

Jane was the wife of the late Frank J. Murphy; the mother of Steven F. Murphy, Peter J. (Susan B.) Murphy, Susan A. Murphy, and Mark R. Murphy; the grandmother of Matthew (Brittany) Murphy, Jennifer Murphy, and Daniel Murphy; sister of the late James (the late Doris) Wahle; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 3 until 9 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16 at St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake St., River Forest, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society. 

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