Kathleen A. ‘Kathy’ Murphy

ESCANABA – Kathleen A. “Kathy” Murphy, 47, Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at Christian Park Healthcare Center.

She was born on Jan. 7, 1976, the daughter of James and Therese (Derusha) Murphy. Kathleen graduated from Escanaba High School in 1985 and attended Bay College where she received an LPN nursing degree.

Kathleen enjoyed cooking, traveling, and crocheting.

She was employed by various local establishments as a cook and bartender for many years.

Kathleen is survived by her son, John Quincy Thompson Jr. of Escanaba; parents, James and Therese Murphy of Escanaba; brother, James (Leah) Murphy Jr. of Escanaba; sisters, Bridie Alwood of Bark River, Kris (Wayne) Bury of Baltimore, Md., Connie (Dan) Evans of Oshkosh; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. A service will be held at the Crawford Funeral Home at 6 p.m. with Deacon Mike LeBeau officiating.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Murphy family.