Margaret Murphy

Obituary of Margaret Camp Murphy

Margaret Camp Murphy, “Mardie” 86, passed away on October 18, 2021. Mardie was a native and longtime resident of Ocala. She graduated from Ocala High School and Agnes Scott College.

Mardie was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ralph Murphy.

She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Murphy Allsopp (David) of Tampa, FL, and Amy Murphy Frederick (Chris) of Atlanta, GA, and grandchildren Lizzie and Jack Frederick.

Mardie traveled extensively as a young woman and later passed that love of seeing new places on to her daughters. For many summers she and Ralph packed up the van and drove the family to spots around the country for weeks at a time. She had a fondness for reading about their destinations from the AAA book, a staple in the Murphy household. Margaret and Amy treasure the memories of those adventures together.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful caregivers who supported Ralph and Mardie in their later years: Elizabeth Hernandez, Lallieta Rampersad, Myra Walker, and Lonnie Walker.

A private, family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations in her name can be made to Interfaith Emergency Services, 435 NW 2nd St, Ocala, FL 34475.

Arrangements are being handled by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 910 SE Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL  34470 (352)-629-7171.  Online Condolences may be expressed at

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