Kristine Murphy

WILMINGTON—Kristine Marie Murphy, “Krissy,” 35, of Wilmington, earned her angel wings on Monday, Aug. 7, 2023 following a valiant battle with scleroderma, which she endured with grace and dignity.
Born Oct. 30, 1987 in Joliet, Kristine Marie was a daughter of Michael and Kimberly (Evans) Murphy, of Wilmington. She attended St. Rose Catholic School; graduated from Bishop McNamara High School with the class of 2006 and went on to attend both Joliet Junior College, as well as Arizona State University.
Following her diagnosis at the age of 10, Krissy recognized all of the challenges that were presented to her, and accepted them with courage. She had a passion for cooking, was blessed to travel extensively both domestically and abroad, and enjoyed shopping. Nothing gave her greater joy however than spending time with those she loved, both family and friends.
Gone from our sight, Krissy leaves behind the legacy of being a strong and extreme warrior whose gratitude and compassion was bestowed to those around her. Her sassy, funny and often time feisty personality will forever be remembered in the hearts of those she loved, and those who loved her.
Survivors include her parents, Mike and Kim Murphy; sisters, Michelle (Brian) Osmonson, of Diamond and Katie Murphy, of Chicago; her maternal grandparents, Donald and Nancy Evans, of Marion, IL; aunts and uncles: Bev (Chris) Brock, of Hendersonville, TN; Bruce Evans, of Marion, IL; Scott Murphy, of Wilmington and Dave (Amy) Murphy, of Peoria, IL; six special cousins and numerous close and dear friends.
Krissy was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Tom and Kay Murphy and an infant sister, Sarah Murphy.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Rd. in Wilmington on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023 from 11 a.m. until time of memorial service at 2 p.m.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Krissy’s memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Krissy’s memorial page online through social media.
Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory.