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Jean Mabel Murphy

November 21, 1938 ~ April 11, 2019 (age 80)
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Ms. Jean M. Murphy, age 80 of Grand Haven, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019.  She was born November 21, 1938 to James J. and Lucille M. (Smith) Murphy in Detroit, MI.

Jean was a licensed practical nurse who graduated from Shapiro School of Nursing in 1958.  Over 40 years, she worked in several types of nursing from hospitals (Ziegler, Outer Drive, and Crittenton), to a nursing home (Lourdes), to a correctional facility (Oakland County).  She provided excellent care to patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. Throughout her life, Jean was proud of her Irish heritage and was devoted to her parents and siblings. She was an avid reader, enjoyed music, and loved living on White Lake. 

Jean is survived by her sister, Joan Sall of Grand Haven, MI; brother-in-law, Ronald Cunningham of Pigeon, MI; sister-in-law, Margaret Murphy of Rotonda West, FL; 21 nieces and nephews; and 49 great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shirley Cunningham; brother, James Murphy; brother, Lawrence Murphy; sister-in-law, Nancy Murphy; brother-in-law, James Sall; niece, Patricia Murphy; and nephew, Ronald Cunningham. 

The Funeral Service for Jean will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit in Highland, MI. Immediately following the service, a private memorial will be held at Highland Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Highland House.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community-Heartwood Lodge.  

Donations may be made to:

Heartwood Lodge - Hospice House
1309 Sheldon Rd., Grand Haven MI 49417

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