Margaret Marie Murphy was called home to the lord on March 8, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born September 16, 1935 to the late Bessie and Felix Thomas of Cairo, Ohio. On March 19, 1955 she married the love of her life John William “Bill” Murphy who proceeds her in death.
Margaret was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a devoted Christian and a member of Calvary Open Bible in Unionpolis, Ohio. Margaret lived life to the fullest, she loved to travel, play cards, antiquing, and going to garage sales. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She was known for her contagious smile and ability to make friends were every she went.
Margaret was loved by all who met her and survived by her children; Carol Ann (Denny) Dawson, Michael (Amy) Murphy, James (Kelly) Murphy. Grandchildren; Jennifer (Matt) Gilroy, Katherine Murphy, Jonathan (Taylor) Murphy, Sara (Adam) Tobe, Emily (Jeffery) Delong and 9 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Lynn Fox will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday and 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the James Cancer Center.
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