Edmond Murphy

Edmond A. Murphy, 95, of rural Blackstone, Sunbury Township, and the last few years of Dwight, passed away at 9:27 a.m. Monday (Feb. 5, 2018) at Heritage Health, Dwight.

His service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church, Dwight, with Father Chris Haake officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Odell. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church, Dwight. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

Edmond was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Medora, to M. Leo and Lauretta Savage Murphy. He married Eloise M. Cavanagh on Feb. 4, 1956, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Flanagan. She passed away July 31, 2015.

He is survived by his sons, Thomas E. (Patricia) Murphy, Glenview, and Roger L. (Jill) Murphy, Dwight; son-in-law, Brian Padgett, Antioch; and grandchildren, Conor Murphy, Flynn Murphy, Brenna Padgett, Kendall Padgett, Aaron Murphy and Kacy Murphy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eloise; two daughters, Maureen Murphy in infancy and Eileen Padgett; five brothers, James, John, Leo, Paul and Francis; and two sisters, Mary Sullivan and Margaret Czerpa.

Edmond was a 1939 Moore Township High School graduate in Farmer City. He farmed in the Blackstone area his entire life. He was a member of St. Bernard Church, Blackstone, and then St. Patrick’s Church, Dwight; the Pontiac Elks Club and was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus. Edmond enjoyed watching horse races and dancing with the Cosmo Dance Club. He served on the Sunbury Township Board for 65-plus years, FS Livingston Service for 35 years, and the Sunbury School Board for 20-plus years.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, Dwight.

Condolences may be made to the family at duffyfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.

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