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Obituaries

Frances Dunphy

AMBOY - Frances V. Dunphy, 88 of Amboy, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Amboy. Frances was born Nov. 20, 1919, in Amboy, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Giannoni) Fanelli. She served as an ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. Frances married Charles Dunphy on April 16, 1966, at St. Patrick Church, Amboy. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Walton, the Altar and Rosary Society, and Lee County Home Extension. Survivors include her husband of Amboy; four sons, Larry (Caroline Chin) Dunphy of Dixon, Patrick H. Dunphy and Tom (Sharon) Dunphy, both of Amboy, and Charlie (Linda) Dunphy of Harmon; two daughters, Bridget (Jim) Barry of Naperville and Laneita Dunphy of Wilmington, Del.; two sisters, Janet Hinrichs of Cordova, Tenn., and Mary Jeanne Fanelli of Davis, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her uncle and stepfather, Ralph Fanelli; one daughter, Charlene Miles; two sisters, Helen Hunsaker and Caroline Fauble; and one brother, John Fanelli. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church, Walton, with the Revs. Carl Beekman and Charles Fanelli co-officiating. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent at www.thejonesfh.com on the Internet.

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