Jean E. Murphy, formerly of Niles

March 6, 1920 — June 25, 2020

Jean E. Murphy, 100, formerly of Niles, passed away on June 25, 2020, in the Timbers of Cass County.

Jean was born on March 6, 1920, in Detroit, to the late Elwood and Bertine (Rogers) Comfort. She is also preceded in death by her brothers, Ned and Bruce Comfort

On Oct. 10, 1941, in Albion, Michigan, she married Rev. Lloyd J Murphy who passed away in 2008.

Jean is survived by her son, Stephen (Joanie) Murphy, of Cassopolis; and grandchildren, Ryan (Danielle) Murphy and Katie (Dustin) Kessler; great-grandchildren, Ava, Brooklyn, Scarlett and Brinley. She is also survived by her sister, Carol Langley, of Pasadena, California.

One of Jean’s greatest joys was starting Bible Studies and building into other people’s lives.

Jean loved being a Pastor’s wife and assisting her husband, Lloyd, however she could. Out of her neighborhood Bible study in Petoskey, Michigan, Winsome Women began. The initial Bible class started in 1970 and from this small home study group came Winsome Women retreats that are still functioning at present. Currently, Winsome Women has spring and fall retreats on Mackinaw Island with over several thousand ladies in attendance.

From the age of 17 on, serving Jesus was the most important thing in Jean’s life. She was a prayer warrior and looked forward to meeting her Savior in Heaven along with seeing Lloyd and the rest of her family.

In keeping with Jean’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be on July 15, 2020, at Calvary Bible Church 27032 Marcellus Hwy, in Dowagiac. A celebration of life will begin at 3 p.m. on the church grounds.

Those unable to attend the services will be able to view the service at facebook.com/halbritterwickensfuneralservices/?ref=bookmarks

Funeral arrangements have been made at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles.

Memorials in Jean’s name may be made to mail your gift to:

Life Action Ministries P.O. Box 31 Buchanan, MI 49107.

Online condolences and messages may be sent to the family at halbritterwickens.com.

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