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Wilma Gale Murphy

March 24, 1940 ~ January 25, 2020 (age 79)

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Wilma G. Murphy, 79, of Downingtown, PA passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Penn Medicine Hospice in West Chester, PA.  Wilma was the beloved wife of Mike Murphy, with whom she shared 55 ½ years of marriage. She was the adored mom of Linda Murphy of Walnut Creek, CA and Sharon Murphy of Hoboken, NJ.

Born in Salinas, California, Wilma was the daughter of the late Leamon and Bernys Hackworth, of Chualar, CA. Wilma attended high school in Gonzales, CA where she graduated with many honors including president of the Honor Society and Valedictorian. After graduating from San Jose State University, she met her husband, Mike, on a blind date and they lived in San Jose until his job took them to Downingtown, PA.

Wilma worked as a financial director for the Brandywine Y.M.C.A. She loved to travel with Mike, and enjoyed trips to Ireland, Germany, and Hawaii. She loved Sudoku, winning at cards, gardening, and collecting Christmas ornaments from around the world. But mostly, she loved spending time and sharing many laughs with her family and friends!

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 3, 2020 at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown.  Family and friends will be received from 9:00-10:45 a.m.

Interment will be private with the family

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Wilma G. Murphy to:

The Foundation for Women’s Cancer

230 W. Monroe Ste 710

Chicago. IL 60606

Or: https://www.foundationforwomenscancer.org/ways-to-give/


Services

Visitation
Monday
February 3, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
James J. Terry Funeral Home
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Service
Monday
February 3, 2020

11:00 AM
James J. Terry Funeral Home
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

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