August 1, 1929 - March 17, 2017
Mary Georgetta Coomes Murphy, daughter of Theodore and Josephine Coomes, a native of Daviess County, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87. Georgetta attended St, Frances Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky. For 66 years Georgetta was the devoted wife of Billy D. Murphy. As a young woman Georgetta worked at the G.E. Plant in Owensboro, but primarily she dedicated her life to her family. She and Bill were active members of St. Stephen Cathedral. While rearing her children, she volunteered at St. Stephen Cathedral School and Owensboro Catholic High School. After relocating with Bill to DeLand, Florida in 1977, she worked at the DeLand High School Cafeteria for 20 years. She joined Bill in community outreach through the Owensboro Lions Club and the Daviess County Fair Committee for many years. Georgetta and Bill were members of St. Peter Catholic Church for over 40 years and the Lake Beresford Yacht Club, where she served on the Entertainment Committee, hosting an annual Kentucky Derby party for many years. Georgetta is survived by her three children: Richard (Donna) Murphy of Owensboro, Kathy (Chris) Hardesty of DeLand, and Thomas Murphy of Tampa, FL; six grandchildren: Stephen (Faith) Murphy, Brandon Hardesty, Kathleen Murphy, Sarah Murphy, Ryan Murphy and Cari Murphy; and four great-grandchildren: Justus Murphy, Ryken Murphy, Breandan Murphy and Zipporah Murphy. Georgetta was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill, and sisters Kathleen Uptodel, Emma Rose Dunbar, and Earnestine Roberts. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home in DeLand. The celebration of Georgetta Murphy’s life will be held Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, at 10:00am at St. Peter Catholic Church in DeLand. On Friday March 24th, 2017 at 1:00pm a prayer service will be held at the graveside at Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to: St. Peter Catholic Church’s Building Fund in DeLand, Florida, Catholic Charities of Owensboro or Florida Hospital Hospice Care. Online condolences may be placed at www.allensummerhill.com. Allen-Summerhill DeLand is in charge.
Mary Georgetta Coomes Murphy, daughter of Theodore and Josephine Coomes, a native of Daviess County, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the age of 87. Georgetta attended St, Frances Academy in Owensboro, Kentucky. For 66 years... View Obituary & Service Information
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