Janet Murphy

Janet Murphy
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Janet E. Murphy, nee Gaines, 77, of Belleville, IL, died Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Janet was born on November 21, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL. She was the daughter of Marion and Angeline, nee Gillock, Gaines. Janet attended Holy Angels Grade School and St. Teresa Academy in East St. Louis. She married Robert “Jerry” Murphy on August 5, 1961. She worked and volunteered in numerous positions throughout her marriage but focused most of her time and energy caring for her mother, siblings, children, and grandchildren. She deserved a special award for attending over a thousand sporting events for her children and grandchildren over the past 50 years.

In her spare time, she loved to play the piano, paint, and sing. Janet sang in the choir at St. Augustine Catholic Church and was also a member of the Metro East Community Chorale. She enjoyed spending time traveling with her friends and participating in many organizations, including the Jr. Women’s Club and the Red Hat Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Bill, Terry, and Jim Gaines; a sister, Judy Hindman; three brothers-in-law, Andy Orlet, Bing Hindman, and Tom Murphy; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Murphy.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Murphy;
a son, Thomas (Annette) Murphy of Columbia, IL;
a daughter, Diane “Dede” (Kevin) Maitland of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Thomas and Nicholas Murphy, Matt (Erika) Stout,
Ryan (Makenzie), Kyle and Shannon Maitland;
a great-granddaughter, Mila Maitland;
two sisters-in-law, Eileen Orlet and Sandy Gaines;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cathedral of St. Peter or to Althoff Catholic High School. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A memorial mass will be held at noon Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating. Following the mass, there will be a celebration of life gathering starting at 3 p.m. at the Abbey, 5801 West Main Street, Belleville, IL.

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22 Comments on Janet Murphy

Mary said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2020 at 1:22 PM

To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:3,4). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

  • LB
  • NC
Sue and Harry Kauffman said : Guest Report Feb 10, 2020 at 1:52 AM

We are so sad to hear of Jan’s passing...we have many memories of good times together. Wanted you to know we are thinking of all of you, her family. Sue and Harry

  • Boalsburg
  • Pa
Connie E Purcell said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2020 at 12:26 AM

Janet and I attended grade school and high school together. She was an attendant in my wedding and a Godmother to my daughter, Anita. We remained friends until my departure to AZ. I visited her several time’s and relished my time with her. I’ll never forget her. My condolences to Jerry and Diane and Tom and her loved ones. God Bless Janet and her loved ones.

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
susie racak said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2020 at 8:39 PM

So sorry for your loss such a great sitern-law praying for comfort

  • forth worth tx
  • texas
John, Juliane, Tom and Nora Pearson said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2020 at 2:27 PM

We are sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed gathering after the family and friends golf outings. Listening to Janet talk proudly of her children and grandchildren was always enjoyable. We will miss her.

  • Mount Prospect
  • IL
Cathy Pearson said : Guest Report Feb 08, 2020 at 12:34 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember the laughs and good times you had when all would get together with my parents. It was so fun to see.

  • Centennial
  • CO
Mike and Cathy Lobstein said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2020 at 3:33 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Your neighbors, Mike and Cathy Lobstein.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Kovrik Demster said : Guest Report Feb 07, 2020 at 5:26 AM

Jerry, so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. Went to H.A. and STA with her and enjoyed being around her. Hugs and prayers to you and the family

  • glen carbon
  • IL
Jane Miller Helfer said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2020 at 9:04 PM

So sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. I knew her from grade school thru high school and she was always very upbeat and cheerful to be around. My condolences to Jerry and the family. She will be missed at our Holy Angels group get togethers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Nilufer Fries said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2020 at 6:18 PM

Dede and family - I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always helpful and friendly. And she always had a smile to share.

  • O Fallon
  • Illinois
Brian & Cece Weir said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2020 at 6:16 PM

So sorry for your loss. Janet was always such a kind loving person with a wonderful smile. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

  • Glen Carbon
  • Illinois
Henrietta “Hank” McCoy said : Guest Report Feb 06, 2020 at 4:27 AM

I went to high school with Janet and always thought highly of her. My condolences to the family. Sincerely, Hank McCoy

  • Belleville
  • IL
Liz Keeley Krummrich said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 10:04 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Murphy family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jim and Susan Wiegers said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 8:51 PM

Our condolences to the family. Janet was a good, kind and caring person. So much fun to be around. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bob & Jeannette Turnbull said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 5:19 PM

Janet was such a character . She was so much fun to be around. She will be missed by all that knew her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Collinsville
  • Il
Dick Cook said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 12:53 AM

Sorry to hear about Janet passing. We went to grade school together. She was always so nice.

  • Sherwood
  • Arkansas
Karen Juracek Bielicke said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 12:26 AM

My condolences to the family. She was a most beautiful lady and very gracious.

  • San Tan Valley
  • Arizona
Karen Bielicke said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 12:23 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. We were in school together at STA. She was a pleasure to be around and always had a smile. May she Rest In Peace.

  • San Tan Valley
  • Arizona
Jack and Sandy Weck said : Guest Report Feb 05, 2020 at 12:09 AM

Janet was a special lady with a great smile that made u feel welcome. She was a great neighbor who will be missed. Our prayers r with all of you.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bob Simpson said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2020 at 9:47 PM

Murph: So sorry to hear about Janet - if there is anything I can do please let me know. She was a classy lady. You and your family are in my prayers

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Jim & Joy Juengling said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2020 at 9:43 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sympathy from Joy and Jim

  • Scottsdale
  • Arizona
JUDE HOPPER said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2020 at 8:00 PM

WHAT A LOVELY LADY. ALWAYS GREETED WITH A HUG AND A SMILE. PRAYERS OF COMFORT FOR ALL.

  • o'fallon
  • IL

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