In loving memory of

Muriel Joyce "Murley" Widger
July 27, 1934 - September 15, 2018

Muriel "Murley" Joyce Widger
Canton-Muriel "Murley" Joyce Widger, 84, of Canton, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Sunset Manor in Canton.
She was born on July 27, 1934, in Canton to Clyde and Zola (Hargis) Bowton. They preceded her in death.
She married James "Jim" Widger on November 2, 1979 at their home in Canton, He survives.
She is also survived by 15 children, Harvey "Joe" (Pat) Henderson, of Wisconsin, Winton "Tony" (Julie) Henderson, of Canton, Jeffrey (Elsie) Henderson, of North Carolina, Judy Brady, of Arkansas Wendy (the late Steve) Hilton, of Canton, Kendall (Gloria) Widger, of Texas, Michael (Alex) Widger, of Kansas, Melissa Reyes, of Moline, Samuel (Nancy) Widger, of Beecher Illinois, Sherry (Kevin) Banninga, of Macomb, Joseph Widger, of Texas, Melanie (Matthew) Barnes, of Georgia, Thomas (Kelli) Widger, of Geneseo Illinois, and Douglas (Heather) Widger, of Colona Illinois, Many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are two children, Denise Long and Susan Widger, four brothers, Bob, LaVerne, Ralph and Charles "Bud" Bowton, and one sister, Marjorie Briggs,
Muriel was a LPN, she worked at many nursing homes over the years, she was a member of the Cuba PTA, Red Hats Society, and the Dirty Dozen. She loved crafts, reading and most of all raising children.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made out to the American Heart Association or to the Fulton County Humane Society.
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Roberta White wrote on Sep 22, 2018:

"She was a very nice lady . Sat by her in church - Blessings , Roberta Sherman White "

Shelbi Sale wrote on Sep 20, 2018:

"Murley. My sweet girl. I love you always and will miss you forever. You have done so much for me in the years I?ve known you that you?ll ALWAYS have a special place in my heart "

Rod Briggs wrote on Sep 17, 2018:

"Precious lord, take her hand Lead her on, let her stand She was tired,she was weak,she was worn Thru the storm, thru the night Lead her on to the light, take her hand Precious lord, lead her home"

Donna Lillie wrote on Sep 17, 2018:

"To all the children Murley loved and to her husband Jim, I wish to offer all of you my deepest, most heartfelt condolences. I am glad I had a chance to get to know her some. "

Ray and Judy Brown wrote on Sep 16, 2018:

"The world has lost an awesome lady. Hugs and prayers to Jim and family. Ray and Judy Brown."

Kayley-Ann Callear wrote on Sep 15, 2018:

"I love you so much Aunt Murley. I am so thankful i got to sit with you a couple weeks ago and reminisce with you. So many great memories I will cherish forever. You were an amazing women and you will be missed so much. Love you "

Savanna wrote on Sep 15, 2018:

"I just got you back after my mom passing, I love you more now than ever before, I'm so very thankful for having the time I did with you. I'm going to miss you so much, thank you for loving me and wanting me there with you, I'll keep you in my thoughts and close to my heart right along with grandpa (bud) and my mother. "

Steve Bowton wrote on Sep 15, 2018:

"Going to miss you Aunt Murly. Give hugs and kisses to Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, Aunt Marje, Uncle Bob, Uncle Vern and Uncle Bud. "