Conroy Funeral Home

Jean H. Murphy



Arrangements Pending
MURPHY, Jean H., 82, of South Vienna, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 in Springfield Regional Medical Center. She was born June 18, 1939 in Hillside, NJ the daughter of the late William and Ann (Hanagan) Gearon. Jean was a voracious reader, trivia expert, New York Times crossword puzzle ace and known by those who loved her as “The Great Bonobo”. She loved birds, nature, cooking and most of all, caring for her family. Survivors include four children and spouses, Paula & David Emmel, Perry Murphy, Megan & Tom Franzen, Meara “Katie” Murphy, and Sheila Murphy; seven grandchildren, Ryan & Stephanie Maley, Robert Maley, Douglas Maley, Hannah Murphy, Rachel Murphy, Meara Franzen and Samuel Franzen; two great grandchildren, Logan and Nora Jean Maley; one sister, Peggy & Bill McNamee and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Murphy in 1994. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kristin Armentrout Memorial Scholarship Fund at Key Bank. Arrangements by CONROY FUNERAL HOME.