Judith Ann Murphy (Estes), 81, succumbed to a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and passed peacefully on June 22, 2019 at St. Peters Manor in St. Peters, MO.
She was born in Saline County Illinois on April 16, 1938, the daughter of the late Chester and Jewell (Duke) Estes of Harrisburg, Illinois where she grew up on South Ledford Street attending McKinley Avenue Grade School and graduated from Harrisburg High School class of 1956.
Judy was preceded in death by parents Chester and Jewell, sister Ruby, brother Jack.
She is survived by her husband Richard of St. Charles, Missouri, son Rick and daughter in law Susan of Cottleville, Missouri; 2 grandsons Ethan Murphy and Elliott Murphy, three sisters, Sharon Johnson of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Carolyn Henshaw of Harrisburg, Illinois and Pamela Adams of Flowery Branch, Georgia and 19 nieces and nephews.
Judy enjoyed travel, shopping, slot machines, frozen margaritas, and spending time with family. She was member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church and Florissant Presbyterian Church in Florissant, Missouri where she served as a deacon. During her working career she held positions as an administrative assistant and executive secretary. She will be remembered as generous, fun loving and strong willed.
A memorial service will be held at 12 Noon, Friday, June 28, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Jerry Wells will officiate and burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 AM to 12 Noon on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg and Visitation will be at Newcomer Funeral Home 837 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters, Missouri on Tuesday June 25th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.
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