CHAMPAIGN – Joan Marie Toins Murphy, 61, of Champaign was born March 13, 1951, to G.W. Toins and Mary Sanders in New Orleans, La. Joan passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 5, 2012.
Funeral services for Joan will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at Glory Center International, 606 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign. Visitation will start at 11 a.m., with a celebration of life service following at noon. Officiant will be Apostle C.D. Nesbitt.
Williams Memorial Services, 1203 N. Market St., Champaign, is in charge of arrangements.
As a little girl Joan had aspirations to become an educator. With the help of the Lord, family and friends, Joan was able to successfully complete this task by graduating from the University of Illinois.
Joan also was employed with the Champaign Unit 4 School District for more than 31 years.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the Crisis Nursery or Women in Transition.
Joan will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Rest In Peace, Rise In Glory, Ms. Joan Marie Toins Murphy.