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Margaret J. Schaeffer-Murphy

February 26, 1956 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 64)

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Margaret Schaeffer-Murphy, 64, passed away peacefully at home in St. Johns on March 23rd, 2020 after an intense battle with cancer.

Margaret was born in Norwood, Massachusetts to John and Peggy Schaeffer and graduated from Sharron High School in Sharron, MA and then received an Associates Degree from Dean College in MA.  Margaret was a fiercely dedicated mother and grandmother. She would often get up after just a few hours of sleep to make sure her children and grandchildren made it to school on time. She was a voracious reader, particularly John Grisham and Steven King. She was a lover of the arts, studying drama at Dean College, and passing on this appreciation to her children. On February 3rd, 2017 she married Bradley Murphy in St. Johns, MI.   She is survived by her husband, her children Sarah, Kate, Nora, John, and Ariel, grandchildren Trinity, Hayden, and Kaylyn, and sisters Patricia, Eileen, and Mary. She joins her mother, father, and grandson William.   Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

A memorial service will be arranged at a future date. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Keck-Coleman Funeral Home.

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