From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. T.J.(Julia) O'CONNOR SEPTEMBER 19, 1946
Mrs. T.J. O'Connor, 84, of Chatsworth, died last Thursday, September 12th at the home of her daughter Mrs. Lucile Kiley, in Cullom, having gone ther the previous week, due to illness. While her health had not been the best for some time, her death came as a shock to many friends. Complications developed which gradually weakened her and she passed away peacefully in her sleep, with her family about her bedside. The body remained at the home of her daughter until Monday morning when funeral services were conducted in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic church, Chatsworth at 9:30 and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Father A. Timmins. Burial was in St. Patrick's cemetery. The casket bearers were C.G. Bartlett, Vern Kemnetz, James Baldwin, Lloyd Drilling, Jerome Kiley and Clifford Monahan. Mrs. O'Connor was born at Ottawa, as Julia Murphy, daughter of Patrick and Jane Murphy, July 11, 1862. the Murphy family moved to a farm southwest of Chatsworth during her early youth where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Thomas J. O'Connor in Chatsworth in 1887. They resided on a farm in Charlotte township for a number of years and later on their farm, about seven miles southwest of Chatsworth, retiring to the village home in 1915. The husband survives, with three daughters, Mrs. Vera Greene, of Wapella; Mrs. Lucile Kiley, Cullom; Mrs. Julie Scheffgens, Ottawa. Two sons preceded her in death. One brother, Michael Murphy, Waukegan; and two sisters, Mrs. James F. Jordan, of Clinton, and Mrs. Martin Crawford, of Ottawa, survive. During he long residence in the Chatsworth community she was highly esteemed and loved for her kind deeds and sweet personality. She was quiet and unassuming and held the love and respect of all who knew her. Deeply devoted to her family, she was happiest when her children and grandchildren came frequently from their various homes to spend some time with their parents. The passing of this gentle, loving wife and mother will leave a great void in her family.