Donna Cecile Murphy, age 80, died peacefully on October 5, 2017 at home with her family. Donna was born in Wheeling, WV on March 20, 1937 to the late Bernard and Mildred O’Brien. She was a member of Warwood High graduating class of 1955 and moved to Columbus in 1956. Donna worked as a secretary both before and after raising three daughters. Her most cherished work, however was that of being a devoted mother, wife and homemaker. Donna loved her family and traveling. With her husband, Joseph Murphy, she visited Costa Rica and all but three states in the U.S.
Donna was preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Jackie Shackelford. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Joseph Murphy; sister, Dean Sharpe and her family of NC; daughters, Jodi (Tim) Greene and Jamie (Doug) Davis; grandchildren, Steven (Maggie) Greene, Nathan Greene, Johnathan Greene, Glenn Davis, Amy (Chris) Sheridan, Andrew Shackelford, Adam Shackelford, great grandchildren, AJ, Hudson, Lilah and Reese Greene; dear friends, Cheri and Bill Thompson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society. A private memorial service will be held October 28, 2017. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Columbus. Please make memorial contributions to Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave. Columbus, OH 43201 or OhioHealth Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214. The family is grateful for the wonderful care and support provided by Nadine Baldwin, Betsy Benedetto, RN and LaToya Mayle of OhioHealth Hospice. www.OhioCremation.org