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Emily A. (Murphy) Karisny, 44 – Passed October 8, 2020

Emily A. (Murphy) Karisny, 44, of Jefferson City, Missouri, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 8, 2020.

Emily was born on December 14, 1975 in Houston, Texas, to parents T.R. and Nina Murphy.

She lived in Columbia, Louisiana, where she attended and graduated Columbia High School and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Clarks, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University and majored in business studies. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, art, as well as researching and learning about the world her God lovingly created.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Charles “Tom” Hancock; her paternal grandparents, Revis and Ruby Bell; as well as J.T. Murphy.

She is survived by her three children, Megan Britt of St. Louis, Missouri, Kara Karisny of Alton, Missouri, and Jenna Karisny; her parents, T.R. and Nina Murphy of Marionville, Missouri; and grandmother, Nancy A. Hancock of Columbia, Louisiana; along with a host of extended family.

Graveside services were held on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Cabool Cemetery with Terry Brown officiating. Interment was under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at