Mary Lou Murphy

Date of Death: December 17, 2010
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Karen Redenbaugh left a message on December 25, 2010:
Dear Jim and Family:
I have been out of state until December 21. I just discovered this about Mary Lou! I send my prayers for you all and for Mary Lou.

I remember her as always warm and loving towards me while I was with WVH.

I will miss her.

Lindsey Howell left a message on December 22, 2010:
I am so sad to hear this news about Mary Lou. I very much enjoyed speaking with her and she no doubt always made you smile. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ben Gleason left a message on December 21, 2010:
I started working for the valley back in 1999 and had been on the job for a few weeks/ months when i had the distinct pleasure of my first encounter with the late Mary Lou Murphy. We shared a very ""colorful and eye opening"" conversation related to my clients diet and world events... During which I connected the dots to her husband and my then director, Mr Jim Murphy. I was shocked, as a fresh from college 1st yr mental health worker, at the also colorful response to the revealed relationship as she ""hated when people made that connection as she would then have to behave herself at that point""...well we all know that behaving herself was also out of the question but that started a long relationship of friendship and mentoring that I still honored to be a part of to this day. I have been a part of many conversations, mtp trainings, lunchroom conversations, etc that will Llmholdna special place in my heart What a lady and you will truly be missed here!! From your friend, Ben... :-)
Bradly and Susan Gray left a message on December 21, 2010:
Susan and I both worked with Mary Lou on care teams and especially since we worked at Wabash Valley Hospital together for 12 years. Mary Lou was a very special person...full of wit and compassion. I could always count on her for some amusing sarcasm to bring levity to some tense situations. We served people at some of the worst times of their lives and it was an honor to work alongside someone as intellient and dynamic as Mary Lou Murphy. Jim, you and your family are in our prayers and will be for some time as the hildays pass. Something I realized in the midst of my own grief some time ago is that when grief is so strong, when one misses the presence of someone so intensley, it is because of great love for that person. How blessed is it to have loved so much to hurt this much? God Bless you.
Veronica Blann left a message on December 21, 2010:
Jim and Family;

I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lou&s passing. I always enjoyed talking with her and sharing ""colorful words"". I am glad I got to see both Mary Lou and you at the NAMI dinner in November. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
jane Bryant-Mays left a message on December 21, 2010:
Mr. Murphy and thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Mary Lou will be truely missed by all. So sorry for your loss.
Veronika Hartwich left a message on December 20, 2010:
Dear Murphy Family,

Mary Lou will be missed. My heart goes out to the Murphy family in your time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with Jim and the family.

Veronika Hartwich
Susan Ricketts Grout left a message on December 20, 2010:
To the family of Mary Lou,
We saw each other only at Marywood reunions but I have fond memories of Mary lou and know that she was a loving wife, mom, sister and daughter to all of you. By the way she was quite a good basketball player too.
Much love to all of you at this sad time.
Susan R. Grout
Nancy Jennett left a message on December 19, 2010:
Dear Mr. Murphy, Erin and Krista,

I don&t even know if you will remember me, but I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am so your loss. I have such fond memories of Mary Lou during the Crouch School days when you girls were young. She was always a parent who offered encouragement and kind words. I always appreciated how she could keep things in perspective and laugh easily.

One incident I recall vividly was a day when she came to school and did a lesson on appropriate snack foods. She did such a great job, and I remember the groups being very attentive. The real eye-opener, though, was when she opened a container of Crisco. While spooning out a huge glob, she explained to the students that this was main ingredient in the filling of Twinkies. I have little doubt, that many fifth graders swore off Twinkies from that day forward.

Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I will include your family in my prayers.

Nancy Jennett
Dennis Baker left a message on December 19, 2010:
Mary Lou inspired me to care for those I work with and the people we serve. She did so much more than just her dietary duties. It was an honor to work with her. I wish everyone I met had the class that she did.
larry and sharron lennon left a message on December 19, 2010:
Mary Lou was a kind, loving friend to so many, and a devoted wife and mother. Her goodness and integrity shall live on through her beautiful children and grandchildren. God surely will embrace her and loves her as one of His more colorfully spoken children. Mary Lou&s spirit lives on in all of us who were blessed to have known her...and loved her. larry and sharron
Larisa M Parrish left a message on December 19, 2010:
You will be dearly missed, Aunt Mary Lou. I love you and I know God has taken you into his Kingdom. You always made me smile, and I will never forget that.

Ellen kearney Leydon left a message on December 19, 2010:
I am so sorry to hear about mary Lou. I have wonderful memories from Marywood and the Woods. My sincere best wishes to all of you. You have lost a great wife, mother and sister and were most blest to have had her. Ellen Kearney Leydon

Beth Josephson left a message on December 19, 2010:
Mrs. Murphy was a wonderful influence on so many of us kids growing up in the Potter Hollow neighborhood. She was a mother to us all and always had good advice and a good listening ear. She will be missed but she has definitely left her mark and will be remembered as a loving, passionate, funny woman I am priviledged to have known.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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