Margaret Jane Murphy

June 7, 1935 - June 11, 2021

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Margaret Jane Murphy, 85 of Mechanicsburg went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 11, 2021, in Springfield Regional Medical Center with her family by her side.

She was born October 7, 1935, the daughter of the late John and Lucy Bell (Nichol) Jenkins. Margaret was known for being a hard worker, she delivered newspapers for Urbana Daily Citizen for over 33 years. In her free time, she enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting and playing with her dog Pumpkin. She was a great mother her entire life.

She is survived by her son, Daniel (Tracy) Boone Murphy; step-children, Molly Marie Hatfield, Susie, Ronnie, Lee, Johnny and Benny (Tina) Murphy; numerous grandchildren & great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Jenkins of Urbana; sisters, Helen Marshal, Dorothy (Otis) Smith; sister-in-law, Cindy Jenkins as well as several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Ruth; sons, Russell & Gene Murphy; sisters, Blanche Outream, Anna (Elsie) Fowler, Bertha Jenkins, and an infant sister; and brothers, Frankie, and Sherman Jenkins; brother-in-law John Marshall.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday June 18, 2021 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD, & VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Mechanicsburg. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday June 19, 2021 with Pastor PT Thompson officiating.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Kristin and Cordell Hicks - Jun 19, 2021
We are sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was very kind and generous to us. Wish you both comfort during this time
Darrell and Nettie Tomblin - Jun 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss Daniel
Tim Moore - Jun 16, 2021
RIP Margaret , Prayers for your healing Daniel you and mom will meet again.
Deborah & Robert Aranda - Jun 15, 2021
Deepest condolences to the family so sorry about your loss. Margaret was a good woman prayers
Kit Ferryman - Jun 15, 2021
May your sweet soul rest in peace, my friend. God bless Daniel with strength, comfort and Pease.
Debbie Moore - Jun 14, 2021
My sincere condolences to Margaret's family. RIP Margaret. 🙏🙏

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