Daily Review on June 8, 2012
Mary Ann Murphy
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed so very dear……Mary Ann Murphy, 61, of Woodland Lake Rd., Warren Center, passed away on Wednesday evening, June 6, 2012 at her home following a long and difficult battle with cancer. Mary Ann was born on July 22, 1950 in Troy, a daughter of Nelle and the late Layton Calkins. She was a graduate of Troy High School and a 1971 graduate of the Geisinger Hospital School of Nursing, Danville. Mary Ann was a medical records supervisor at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre; also served as a clerk for Correspondence Management, Inc., service manager for Smart Corporation and head nurse for Luray Medical Center. She treasured the time spent with her family attending the Troy Fair and in 1968 was the Dairy Princess. Fond memories of a 35th anniversary trip to Alaska, spending time at Walt Disney World with her grandchildren and vacation trips to New Hampshire will be lovingly remembered by her family. Mary Ann was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville and the Warren Center Senior Center. If love could have saved her….she would have lived forever. Mary Ann is survived by her caregiver and loving husband of 40 years, Gerald Murphy; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Rachel Murphy of Camptown; daughter and son-in-law Mara and Scott Whiteman of Pasadena, Md.; her mother, Nelle Calkins of Troy; her special grandchildren, Noah, Grace, Eden, Luke and Iris; brothers and sisters-in-law Alfred and Sharon Calkins of Troy, James and Donna Calkins of Troy, and Gordon and Margaret Calkins of Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law David Murphy of West Yarmouth, Mass.; aunt Marie Foust of Canton; uncle Thomas (Marilyn) Calkins of Troy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary Ann was predeceased by her father Layton Calkins, her aunt Phyllis Stanton, and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Mildred Murphy. Family and friends are invited to attend a calling hours and time of remembering the special gift Mary Ann was to all of us from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville with Father Casimir Stanis officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow in the parish cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com
. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA 18848 in loving memory of Mary Ann Murphy.
FUNERALS June 11, 2012 Sayre Morning Times
Murphy services held
Family and friends gathered on Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Xavier Church in Friendsville, Pa., and to celebrate the life of Mary Ann Murphy, 61, of Warren Center, Pa. Father Casimir Stanis, officiating. Mr. Fred Brown served as organist. Opening music selection “How Great Thou Art” was sung by Leann Hennip. Readings for the mass were shared by Mary Ann’s son-in-law Scott Whiteman. Julia Williams sang “Gift as Fine As Wheat” and Mary Ann’s daughter-in-law, Rachel Murphy sang “On Eagle’s Wings.” Father Cas reflected on Mary Ann’s life and the love she had for her family. Interment and prayers of committal followed in the St. Francis Xavier Parish Cemetery with Curt Jewett, Sam Williams, Ryan Calkins, Randy Calkins, Gordie Calkins, David Murphy, Scott Whiteman and Michael Murphy all serving as pallbearers. Caring assistance was provided by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols. Those unable to attend but would like to share memories, condolences and to view a special video tribute to Mary Ann can do so by visiting our website at www.sutfinfuneralchapel.com