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Obituary for Marlene Jane Taber (Murphy)

Marlene Jane Murphy Taber, 88, of Franklin, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

Born in Putnam Lake, NY, she was the daughter of the late John and Estelle Plitnick Murphy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Albert Taber on January 13, 2017, and brothers, John Murphy and Jerry Murphy. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Franklin, and the Carmelites. Marlene was a Master Gardener, mother, and grandmother. Her hobbies included the arts and crafts; and she attended Bryant College in New York.

Marlene is survived by her children, Albert Kevin Taber of Franklin, Deidre Leigh Taber of Newberry,FL, Sharon Anne Wainwright (Timothy) of Newberry, FL, and William “Buddy” Taber of Franklin; sister in-law, Trudy Murphy of AL; four grandchildren, Aiden Taber, Trenton Taber, Maddox Taber, and Grayson Taber; and two step grandchildren, Cara Weaver, and Garrett Wainwright.
A funeral mass will be on Friday, July 1, at 11am in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic church in Franklin. Father Tien Duong will officiate.

After the mass a graveside service will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Francis Catholic Church.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.