Joyce Ann MurphyJanuary 10th, 2019
Joyce Ann Murphy, 75, of Jefferson City, peacefully passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at Lenior Woods, Columbia. She was born on September 15, 1943 in Jefferson City, to Carl and Margaret (Meller) Trippensee. In 1961, Joyce graduated from Helias High School in Jefferson City. On December 28, 1963, at St. Joseph Church in Jefferson City, Joyce was married to Lee Murphy, her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Murf. She owned and operated The Daisy Doodle Shoppe in California. She taught many students tole and decorative painting. She painted artwork for shops throughout the United States including Silver Dollar City. Her absolute joy in life was her family. She treasured spending time with her family. She loved to travel, visiting 49 states and many countries. She loved piecing quilts and sharing them with people. She enjoyed attending her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities. Joyce was a founding member of California Swim Team and California Friends of Music. She was a devout Catholic and loved the Lord. Joyce is survived by her husband, Lee Allen; one son, Kevin Murphy (Cindy), Lake Ozark; two daughters, Kelli Small (Chris), Rocky Mount, and Kristie Glenn (Steve), California; eight grandchildren, Brian Murphy (Heather), Brent Murphy (Diane), Shae Donahue (Taylor), Bailey McGill (Connor), Tyler Small, Rylee Glenn, Jacob Small and Liam Glenn; six great- grandchildren, Kennedy Murphy, Grayson Murphy, Kellan Murphy, Finley Murphy, Lillian Donahue and Emersyn McGill; one brother, Mark Trippensee (Margie), Jefferson City; and nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Trippensee, and her great-grandson, Brecken Kevin Murphy in 2015. A Memorial Mass was held at Annunciation Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 with Fr. Tony Rinaldo officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD). Online messages to the family may be contributed to www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.