Remmert Funeral Home


Betty Jean Murphy

March 8, 1932October 8, 2020

Betty Jean Murphy, 88, of Mapleton, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Peoria.

She was born March 8, 1932 in Knoxville, TN to Luther and Dollie May (Braden) Chavis.

Surviving is her daughter, Jackie (Keith) Baughman of Mapleton; five grandchildren, Brett Franklin Baughman of Las Vegas, Brandy Erin (Randy) Richardson of Peoria, Daniel Aron Dunn, David Dunn and Robert Naniga of Eureka; one great grandson, Brady Joseph Richardson of Peoria, and one brother, Jack (Bonnie) Chavis of Chillicothe.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Eddie E. Dunn; a grandson, Michael Brian Baughman; and four siblings, Josephine Ritchey, James Chavis, Robert Lynn Chavis and Linda J. Hambrich.

Betty worked in the cafeteria for Caterpiller Inc. for many years before retiring. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be noon till 1:30 pm at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, followed by a Funeral service on Friday, October 16, 2020. Burial will follow the service at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020


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Marilyn Weitzel

October 12, 2020

We were so blessed to have Betty in our lives. Her many years of excellent and faithful work made our family's life so pleasant. We were sad that she retired. Her warmth was contagious, and I can still remember her voice saying, "Hon, ..."

Brandy Richardson

October 11, 2020

Betty Murphy is my grandmother and one of the most wonderful positive people that has ever walked this Earth. Loving, sweet, beautiful, humble, and funny are just a few words to describe her. We were blessed to have many wonderful memories with her but there is never enough time to spend with the ones you love. I know she is now at peace in Heaven with my oldest brother Mike and other loved ones, but we will miss her every day of our lives until we meet again in Heaven.
I love you so much Grandma Betty with all of my heart ❤️!
Love You Always, Brandy and Brady Jo


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