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Meghan Rose Murphy

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Service: 11:00am Sat. May 6th, 2017
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

MURPHY, Meghan Rose, 31, of Yellow Springs, Ohio, passed away on April 30, 2017. Meghan was born September 12, 1985 in Evanston, Illinois to Chris and Susan (Mahoney) Murphy. She succumbed to complications brought on by her lifelong struggle with Turner’s syndrome. We remember Meghan as an avid reader, movie lover and someone who petted every cat she saw. Many a walk to work was delayed to visit with a kitty. She was a great Trivia and Jeopardy partner, sure to provide the answer for any literary question. She loved the Yellow Springs library and worked there for 12 years. Many of you probably know her from her job at the library. Meghan loved to make origami stars. She found it soothing and a way to be mindful. She made thousands of stars; many themed with special paper depicting some aspect of Japanese pop culture. Special friends received little jars of stars as a present from Meghan. Meghan spent a school year volunteering at the Trailside Museum in the Glen Helen preserve. She loved feeding the snake and the three-legged turtle - Tripod. She did her best to assist visitors and keeping the museum clean and presentable for the visiting public. Meghan was a graduate of the Yellow Springs school system and Wright State University. She was honored to start Wright State on a scholarship she was awarded for students with learning challenges and even though it took 10 years, she persisted, and graduated with a degree in English. She was forever grateful to her teachers and tutors who supported her educational journey. Her parents, Susan and Chris Murphy of Yellow Springs; her sister Amy and Joe Savino and brother Toby and Bridget Hollingsworth of Colorado Springs; her aunt Patricia Chambers and her partner Jerri Henderson of Dayton, Kevin and Lisa Murphy of Manchester, NH, David and Teresa (Mahoney) King of Springfield, Gina (Mahoney) Tyeryar of Williamsburg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins survive Meghan. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4 - 7 p.m. in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME. Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Yellow Springs Library Association.
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- Loradae, Sunday May 21st, 2017

Dear Chris and Family: You don't know me but I am someone who has had to deal with the personal loss of a close family member. All I remember is the strength and love poured out from so many who genuinely care and I hope this is now your experience in this difficult time. We don't know exactly what to say or it may come out in an awkward way, but we love you and are available. Chris has been a colleague and someone at WSU I have always held in high regard for his intelligence, compassion, seriousness of purpose and ability to make everyone smile. He was one of the most consistent people I've ever met always striving for excellence and fairness in any endeavour. We miss him in his retirement and hope to support him and the entire family as best as we can now. I never knew Meghan Rose, but can only surmise from the statement above that she held a special place in your lives and hearts. That will never change and death can't take that away. She will always be a part of you. We share in your loss and pray for you and your family at this time.

- Audwin Jones, Thursday May 18th, 2017

Dear Chris and family... You have my deepest sympathy. I learned of Meghan's passing through the WSU Announce list. You know many, many people affiliated with WSU are in your thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant onto her, Oh Lord; And let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul rest in peace. Amen. Lucy Retired WSU colleague

- Lucy Hutchinson, Thursday May 11th, 2017

Dear Susan and Family, My goodness this is sad news. It's been so long since I've spoken to you. I'm so sorry to hear that Meghan fell ill and that the universe whooshed her away. My heart goes out to you and Meghan and all her buddies and family. Thank you for sharing the beautiful words about her life. What a blessing that you had each other in this lifetime. Sending lots of love, Diana Laffey

- Diana Laffey, Tuesday May 9th, 2017

Dear Chris and Family: You don't know me but I am someone who has had to deal with the personal loss of a close family member. All I remember is the strength and love poured out from so many who genuinely care and I hope this is now your experience in this difficult time. We don't know exactly what to say or it may come out in an awkward way, but we love you and are available. Chris has been a colleague and someone at WSU I have always held in high regard for his intelligence, compassion, seriousness of purpose and ability to make everyone smile. He was one of the most consistent people I've ever met always striving for excellence and fairness in any endeavour. We miss him in his retirement and hope to support him and the entire family as best as we can now. I never knew Meghan Rose, but can only surmise from the statement above that she held a special place in your lives and hearts. That will never change and death can't take that away. She will always be a part of you. We share in your loss and pray for you and your family at this time.

- Audwin Jones, Monday May 8th, 2017

Dear Chris, Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincere condolences, Willie and Roberta Boyd

- Willie and Roberta Boyd, Saturday May 6th, 2017

Chris and Susan, I hope you can feel the supportive thoughts and prayers that have been flowing from your CEHS family. We mourn with you and wrap our collective arms around you. With much love.

- Joe Keferl, Friday May 5th, 2017

Chris and Susan, I'm so very sorry to hear about Meghan. I loved seeing her work at the library and could tell she enjoyed it there. It was the perfect job for her. She will be missed by many.

- Donna Haller, Thursday May 4th, 2017

Chris and Susan -- Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Meghan, I have a feeling that she will shine in the stars every night. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Tamara Jones, Thursday May 4th, 2017

Chris and Family, I am so deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter, Meghan. I'm sure she was the source of much joy, light, and wonder in your lives. I'll be praying that your hearts find peace, grace, and solace during this difficult time. ~Lee

- Lee Welz, Thursday May 4th, 2017

Dear Chris and Susan, Chris I enjoyed the few times I had the pleasure to work with you. I had to reach out to express my deep sympathy when I heard about the loss of your precious daughter. I too have lost a precious child and know there are no words to communicate the full impact of this grief. I wish I had known Meghan. From all the beautiful comments she was a true inspiration. In time I hope you find comfort in the love of family and friends along with your cherished memories. Broken by death, healed by love, let love be what you remember most. -Debbie

- Debbie Garber, Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Chris and Susan, Tim and I were so sorry to hear about Megan's passing. We are thinking of you and hoping you find comfort in the deep love of family you nurture and enjoy.

- Jill Lindsey & Tim Rafferty, Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Dear Chris and family, I was so happy to have advised Meghan though completing her degree in English, and to be her travelling companion during a study abroad trip to Ireland in 2009. She was an avid reader with definite views about the things she had read, no respect for pomposity and a funny, no-prisoners-taken, view of the absurdities around her. She will be greatly missed.

- Carol Loranger, Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Sue and Chris -- What a terrible loss! No words can give you solace in your grief but I hope the wonderful memories you have of Meghan will help you cope with this unspeakable tragedy. We are carrying you in our thoughts in this most difficult of times. -- Kathy Gray and Denny Mahoney

- Kathy Gray , Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

Dear Chris and Family, So sorry to hear of Meghan's passing. She was such a cute little neighbor and, more importantly, a very courageous young woman. I know you will miss her terribly, and I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that you gave her such a supportive and happy home for so many years. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Anna

- Anna Bellisari, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris & Susan, I am so sorry to hear of Meghan's passing. Over the years, she was a familiar site in the halls of the College of Education. I really admired her tenacity as she worked hard to attain her degree. She was an inspiration to many, I'm sure. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Lena

- Lena Friend, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris and Family, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that I'll keep you close in thought and prayer.

- Kyra Robinson, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris and Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. She sounds like a true joy and blessing. I am lifting you all in prayer during such a difficult time!

Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris, I am sorry to hear about Meghan. You, Susan and entire family are in my prayers and thoughts.

- Lori Luckner, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Dear Chris, Although I did not have the pleasure of meeting Meghan I am deeply saddened by her passing. Meghan, you and your family will be in my prayers. May our Lord grant you peace and understanding and allow you to see your daughter Meghan in every sun ray.

- Claudia Espinoza, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Dear Chris and Family: You don't know me but I am someone who has had to deal with the personal loss of a close family member. All I remember is the strength and love poured out from so many who genuinely care and I hope this is now your experience in this difficult time. We don't know exactly what to say or it may come out in an awkward way, but we love you and are available. Chris has been a colleague and someone at WSU I have always held in high regard for his intelligence, compassion, seriousness of purpose and ability to make everyone smile. He was one of the most consistent people I've ever met always striving for excellence and fairness in any endeavour. We miss him in his retirement and hope to support him and the entire family as best as we can now. I never knew Meghan Rose, but can only surmise from the statement above that she held a special place in your lives and hearts. That will never change and death can't take that away. She will always be a part of you. We share in your loss and pray for you and your family at this time.

- Audwin Jones, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Dear Chris and Susan, It was my gift and pleasure to coteach the study-abroad class that went to Ireland in the summer of 2009 with Meghan and others. Like many students, she was a bit homesick at first, but she came to love the country, the people, and the culture we encountered during those weeks. It was a privilege to see Ireland again through her eyes. Years later, when I happened to see her on campus, she was so excited to have just completed her requirements for graduation. I will miss her bravery, her determination and her enthusiasm. Henry

- Henry Limouze , Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely daughter. She touched so many lives and was a shining light. May God comfort you with wonderful memories and knowing that she was so loved by so many. In Deepest Sympathy, Tina

- Tina Yost, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Dear Chris and family, I am so sorry to hear about your daughter's passing. Please keep her wonderful memories close and remember the happiness she brought you and your family. It is never easy to lose a loved one. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jacqui

- Jacqui Neal, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

I am so sad to hear this. I was very happy for her when she graduated. I enjoyed when Chris and I would talk about our kids. I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.

- Kevin Austin, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris and Susan, Your loss makes me feel empty. We simply are not meant to outlive our children. Take care of each other. Joyce

- Joyce Howes, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Dear Chris & Susan, I am so sorry for your loss of your daughter! Meghan sounds like she had a wonderful life! I wish I had met her! Prayers & Hugs for you and your family. My condolences, Dara

- Dara Bornstein , Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Chris and family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Meaghan, but she sounds like an amazing individual. My thoughts are with you.

- David Goldstein, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Dear Chris and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter. May the love of family and friends surround you during this sad time, with deepest sympathy, Kathy

- Kathy Belew, Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

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