Mary Clarissa Puschel, 81, of Springfield, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 at St. John’s Hospice. She was born July 18, 1930 in Chandlerville, IL to Rufus and Grace Sours Murphy. She married William D. Puschel on January 30, 1973 and he preceded her in death on July 10, 1984. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Heston and Jay Murphy.
Survivors include one sister, Patricia Randazzo of Tulsa, OK, one brother, Gene (Betty) Murphy of Girard and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a lifelong resident of Springfield and retired from Franklin Life Insurance Company. She loved to play bridge.
Visitation: 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend John MacCorkel officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League or St. John’s Hospice.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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