Donna L. Murphy

BELOIT – Donna L. Murphy, 71, of Beloit, died Friday morning, June 28, 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic.

She was born Sept. 21, 1941 in Latrobe, Pa., a daughter of the late John and Edna (Hamilton) Kuhns.

Donna had been a nurse’s aide at the Crandall Medical Center for 15 years. She was a member of the Realife Church in Salem and the Tri-State Miniature Horse Club. She enjoyed crocheting.

Her husband of 54 years, William T. Murphy, whom she married Aug. 26,

1959, survives her along with sons, Dennis (Teresa) Murphy of Westerville, Ohio, Gregg (Diane) Murphy of Beloit and Billy (Ginny) Murphy of Madison, Fla.; daughters, Karen McCarthy of Sebring and Mary Ann (Jerry) Halberstadt of Jackson Center, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at the Realife Church with Pastor Jason Vickery officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Highland Memorial Park.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Her obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


(Paid obituary)