Elsie 'Jane' Murphy

Born: Sun., Jul. 4, 1948
Died: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu., Oct. 17, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Elsie ‘Jane’ Murphy, age 71, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield, IL.  She was born on July 4, 1948 in Jacksonville, IL to Robert and Wilma Lemons Holsman.

Jane grew up in Winchester, IL and attended school there.  In early years, she worked various jobs including the Holiday Inn and two different plants in Jacksonville, IL.  She also worked for Bluffs school, driving her son to school every day.  Jane adored children and enjoyed babysitting.  She loved cooking for her family and baking cookies for the neighborhood kids.  Jane enjoyed being a stay at home mother and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren whom she loved dearly.  Jane liked crocheting and going to yard sales, flea markets, and festivals.  Her favorite shows were Beverly Hillbillies and Hee Haw, and she was a fan of George Jones, Dolly Parton, John Wayne, and Popeye.  Jane was a very sweet woman who greatly enjoyed taking care of the people in her life.

She is survived by her mother, Wilma Holsman; children, Marcie (Donald) Clostermery of Pittsfield, IL and Marlon Murphy of Pittsfield, IL; grandchildren, Samantha Clostermery, Daniel Clostermery, and Dakotah Clostermery; and her siblings, Martha Coufal of Jacksonville, IL, Dena (Ted) Strand of Barrington, IL, George Holsman of Beardstown, IL, Mary (Dick) Willis of Jacksonville, IL, Dick (Deborah) Holsman of Jacksonville, IL, Betty Holsman of Jacksonville, IL, John (Loraina) Holsman of St. Croix, IN, and Gary (Kristy) Holsman of Concord, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Holsman; brother, Fay Holsman; sister-in-law, Pauline; and brothers-in-law, Don Upchurch and Don Coufal.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery near Detroit, IL.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to the family c/o Niebur Funeral home.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Elsie 'Jane''s memory to the following organization:

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