DONNA ELAINE MURPHY
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NOVEMBER 1, 1931 – AUGUST 11, 2019
Donna Elaine Murphy 87 of Clare, Michigan passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Medilodge of Clare. Donna was born November 1, 1931 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan the daughter of Edward and Mary (Dickerson) Mussell.
Donna was united in marriage to Mr. James William Murphy on June 11, 1949. Mr. Murphy preceded Donna in death on May 2, 2010 after sixty years of marriage. Donna had resided in Ohio for many years, prior to moving to Texas in 1974.
Surviving Mrs. Murphy are her six children; Gary Murphy, Karen Hill, Carol Brasington, Janice Martin and husband Ralph, Jean Hidey and husband Rich and David Murphy and wife Mildred, twenty-three grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren, one sister, Sharon Brown, three brothers; Ellis Mussell, Donald Mussell and Terry Mussell, plus many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Donna also was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Tamara K. Rinald, one son, Larry J. Murphy and one brother, Duane Mussell.
Memorial services honoring Mrs. Murphy will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from Clare Christ Fellowship, 3260 E. Colonville Road, Clare, with Pastor Gary Mann officiating. Family and friends are encouraged to gather at Clare Christ Fellowship on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service to share memories and fellowship. Immediately following services, a luncheon will be held at Clare Christ Fellowship. To share an online memory or condolence with Donna’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mrs. Murphy are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.