Jeanne “Rona” Murphy, 93, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, February 15, 1927 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at Dammert Geriatric Center in Belleville, IL.
Jeanne worked as a clerical assistant for orthopedic doctors, Dr. Hill and Dr. Fritsch. She later worked at Anheuser Busch in the Human Resources Department for 22 years. Jeanne had a very strong Faith with a special devotion to Mary. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL. Her steadfast Irish background shaped her passion to always help others first.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Parents: James J. and Mary M., nee Williams, Murphy
- Celeste T. (Ray) Sonnenberg
- Mary Margaret “Peggy” Murphy
- Brother: James (Mona) Murphy
- Nephew: James Murphy III
Surviving are her:
- 5 nieces
- 5 nephews
- Many great nieces and nephews
Special thanks: A special thank you to all the devoted caregivers at the Esquiline, St. Francis and Dammert and Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to The Esquiline Dammert Center or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Funeral: Private Mass will be held with burial at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, IL.
Sending you all our most heartfelt condolences. Remembering your Aunt Rona’s wonderful and gentle soul.
Warmly, David and Mickey (Gavin) Prader and Family.
So sorry to hear of Jeanne’s passing. She was a friend of my mother, Drucilla South Fleming who passed in June 2013. Jeanne loved her hamburgers and my mom thought Jeanne would pass first because of what she ate. But, all the other Golden Girls passed before Jeanne and may they ALL rest in peace together. They had many good times together thru the years.