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Obituaries

Versa Louise Murdock, 91, of Danville, IL, passed away at 1:54 A.M. Sunday September 16, 2018 at her home.  She was born July 2, 1927, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Marie (Lane) Probasco.  She married John H. Murdock on November 27, 1947, at the First Christian Church in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Louise Reiss of Forest, MS and Constance Marie (David) Phillips of Danville, IL; one daughter-in-law, Laura Kaye Murdock of Danville, IL; two sisters, Thelma Mae Frederick of Hoopeston, IL and Martha Ann (Jim) Murdock of Arcadia, FL; 7 grandchildren, Bruce (Gina) Reiss Jr., Michelle (Dewey) Blansett, Deborah Irvin, Jeff (Cassandra) Murdock, Scott (Rayna) Setser, John (Tabitha) Murdock, and Ashlee (Rian) Watson; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; one son, John Murdock; one grandson, David L. Phillips; one son-in-law, Bruce Reiss; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.

Versa worked at DCFS in Danville for 20 years until her retirement in 1991.  She enjoyed camping, playing the piano, playing cards, and dancing.  She also enjoyed remodeling homes with her husband and family get-togethers.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 20, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com view Versa’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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