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Denice R. Murphy

COLONA - Denice R. Murphy, 53, of Colona, died at 3:24 PM, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, July 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

She was born July 8, 1961 in Kewanee, the daughter of Harvey and Garna (Carter) Dailey. She married Robert “Bob” Murphy Jr. on August 1, 1980. He survives, as do her mother of Toulon, two sons, David (Miranda) Murphy of Kewanee and Robert (Ana) Murphy of Port Byron, IL, two daughters, Crystal Crotts of Kewanee and Marjorie (C.J.) Dochterman of Port Byron, IL, a brother, Hank (Trish) Dailey of Toulon, a sister, Drinda Dailey of Stockton, IL, a brother-in-law, Mark Tellier of Kewanee, eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and two siblings, Diane Tellier and Richard Dailey.

Denice had worked at Wal-Mart and also made and sold soy candles. She enjoyed crocheting, camping at Giant Goose in her earlier years, surfing Facebook and helping others in any way she could. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at



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