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Kwang C. Murphy

Kwang Cha (HAN) Murphy, 80, of Long Point, passed peacefully from this earth surrounded by family and friends on October 16, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.


A visitation will be held on Friday from 4-7PM at the Winterrowd-Hagi Funeral Home. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2PM at the funeral home. 

Burial will be in Long Point Cemetery. 


Kwang was born on March 28, 1938 in Aichi, Japan to Myong Su HAN and Oe Nam (KIM) HAN. 


She married Dennis Murphy on May 25, 1983 in El Paso, TX. 


Kwang is survived by her husband Dennis C. Murphy, two step-sons Shawn Murphy of Rineyville, KY and Michael (Tim Ganser) Murphy of Omaha, NE, a brother and a sister in South Korea, sister in-law Wanda Stolzer of Rockford, IL, brother in-law Ken Rhein, Long Point, IL, nephew Norman (Mary Ann) Murphy of Bridge City, TX, niece Tsipiora Mowers of Rockford, IL, nephew David Laatz of Streator, IL, special great niece Ujina Yoon Park of lncheon, South Korea and numerous nieces and nephews in South Korea.


She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, two sisters and brother-in-law, Samuel Murphy. 


Kwang and Dennis lived in Cordova, Italy, Fort Knox, KY and El Paso, TX, before settling in Long Point, IL where they made their home for the past 30 years.

Kwang loved the outdoors and could usually be found working in her garden or yard. She enjoyed growing her own produce and then sharing it in delicious meals she lovingly prepared. 

She was also fond of traveling. Some of her favorite trips were to Branson, MO; Denver, CO; and Los Angeles, CA where she especially enjoyed touring The Autry Museum of the American West and shopping in the many Asian markets.

Memorials may be made to the family of Kwang Murphy.


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Michael Oct 21 2018 12:00 AM

Randy and Evie Mogler looked for you today as they were volunteering at OSF Hospice. Mom's funeral was today. He informed us of your wife's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace. Keep seeking the Lord and reading your bible. It has been such a comfort to us and know it can be for you too. If you would ever like to come to church with us we would love to have you come. Just email me.
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Jon & Cheryl Ricketts

Jon & Cheryl Ricketts Oct 19 2018 12:00 AM

A THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was ordered on October 18, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 18 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Kwang Murphy

Michael, Shawn & Tim Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM

A sweet gentle soul, I know you are not in pain. I will miss you sister very much. Love Wanda, Tsiporia and Tom.

Wanda Stolzer Oct 17 2018 12:00 AM