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In Memory of Kathleen Murphy

Kathleen Ann Murphy, age 66, of Shakopee, MN, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020. Kathy was born on August 4, 1953, to James and Margaret (Lym) Murphy. Kathy graduated from South St. Paul High School on June 8th, 1971 and graduated from Inver Hills Community College in June, 1984 with a degree in nursing.

Kathy loved dogs and animals. Her love for animals was only matched by her love towards caring for people. She was a caregiver, through and through. And whether she met someone on a good day or bad, people would become instant friends with Kathy, and they would gain a lifelong friend whose love and care for others could not be measured. Kathleen always found a way to make sense of life and the metaphorical puzzle pieces were meant to be placed together at certain times and places.

Kathy is survived by her brothers, David (Marge Olberg) Murphy of Savage MN, and John Murphy of New Hope MN, and Alberta Anderson-Murphy of Maple Grove MN; uncle, James (Joan) Lym of White Bear Lake MN; and several cousins, their families and the rest of her beloved family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Margaret Murphy, formerly of Hudson, WI; and her sister, Mary Kay Murphy, formerly of Shakopee, MN.

A private Memorial Service for Kathleen will take place. Her private Interment will take place at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Hudson, WI.

Memorial donations in Kathy’s honor are appreciated and preferred to the ASPCA

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    • You will always be in my heart Kathy, you’re the best . You had been a great mentor and a close friend to all of us. Thanks for all the love and support you had given us here at Friendship Village of Bloomington . We will miss you . Rest in peace my dear friend.

    • Gone way too soon. We are all still so saddened that she is gone. Kathy is and will be truly missed here at the Henderson where she lived. That’s where I met her and we became instant friends because of her love of animals. Not only will we miss her but so will our dogs. My Charley Bear loved her and she was there for us when we needed her. She was so kind and caring. It won’t be the same without her here and her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻😔. I hope it gives you comfort knowing how much she meant to a lot of us here. Heaven gained an angel. Rest In Peace my friend. 🙏🏻
      Kim and Charley Bear 💙💙

    • Kathy was such an amazing teacher and friend always had wonderful advise to give. Kathy will be truly missed by many of her friends at Friendship Village of Bloomington. Our residents loved Kathy because she had such a compassionate heart and An extraordinary nurse. I will always remember you Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and hope they find comfort with such a wonderful person you were. Kathy Rest In Peace until we Meet again 😊

    • Kathy taught me so many important things when I was a new nurse, I was so happy to have a supportive role model to look up to!

    • My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy’s family and friends during this sorrowful time. Although I have know her for only few years, she has become a very close friend and I feel like I have known her for a lifetime. She was that simple, down to earth and easy going! We shared so many of our thoughts…. some serious and some fun. I am going to miss her dearly.

    • Thoughts and Prayers for my sister who was taken from us far too soon.
      Rest in peace Kath.