Doris J. Murphy, 87, of Geneseo, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at KSB Hospital, in Dixon. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, in Elwood. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society’s building fund or the New Hope Presbyterian Church, in Coal City.

Doris J. Murphy, 87, of Geneseo, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at KSB Hospital, in Dixon. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, in Elwood. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society’s building fund or the New Hope Presbyterian Church, in Coal City.

Doris was born March 4, 1930, in Coal City, the daughter of Anton and Ramona (Wharrie) Scubic. She graduated from Coal City High School. Doris married E. James Murphy on Sept. 3, 1949. He preceded her in death in 2001. Doris worked at the office manager for Jim Smith Chevrolet and Oldsmobile in Coal City for many years. She enjoyed antiquing and flower gardening. Doris was an avid college basketball and Notre Dame football fan. She enjoyed staying up-to-date on the Geneseo sports teams. One of Doris’ greatest joys was her great-grandson, Jack. Doris was a member of the Eastern Star organization and the New Hope Presbyterian Church, in Coal City.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol Washburn, of Geneseo; her brother, Dale (Patricia Vidmar) Scubic, of Coal City; grandson James (Sarah) Washburn; and great-grandson, Jack Murphy Washburn. Doris also is survived by her grand-dog Sadie, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Ramona; her husband, James; her sister-in-law, Patricia Halliday Scubic; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Louise Hanley; and several other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.