Marjorie's Story

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Jan. 12, 1924—Oct. 9, 2015 Marjorie Elaine (Rice) Murphy will not be able to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election due to a divine appointment to join her husband, Charles "Chuck" Marlowe Murphy, who died in 1996. Marge requested that each and every one of you vote for the person who believes in Christian values and is interested in uniting this country again. Marjorie, "Marge," was born Jan. 12, 1924, to Margaret E. (Hannapel) Rice and Edward Rice. She married Chuck on Jan. 13, 1945. Marjorie's legacy continues through her three children, eldest and only son Daniel C. Murphy, followed by eldest daughter Sharon (Murphy) Teepen and youngest daughter Maureen E. Murphy. There are also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Marge earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1970 followed by a master's degree in special education. She was a special education teacher and retired from the Farmington School District in Michigan. Marge and Chuck officially retired and settled in Fairfield Glade in October 1985. Marge joined Jesus and Chuck on Oct. 9, 2015. When Marge turned 50 she told Chuck she was not going to sit around and listen to her arteries harden; she was going to take up cross country skiing. Chuck chose to join her on that and many other adventures. When they settled in Fairfield Glade, they were active in their community and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Chuck was already an accomplished golfer and Marge decided to follow him on the links. She wasn't very good but she thoroughly enjoyed it. A celebration of Marjorie's new life with Christ will be held Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade. No flowers please. If you wish to do something, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Foundation or Wounded Warriors Project in the name of Marjorie Murphy. Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
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