Born June 9, 1924, in Casey Co., KY, she was a daughter of the late Tommie C. and Lydia Wesley Elliott. Mrs. Murphy was a member and former Sunday School Secretary for the Walnut Hill Separate Baptist Church. She was a former store clerk at Hill’s and a former Teacher’s Aid for the Casey County School System. Mrs. Murphy was an avid quilter and a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Edwin Murphy; daughters, Judy (and Boyd) Brown of Liberty and Janie (and Paul) Rudolph of Louisville; four grandchildren, Kenneth Edwin Lay, Lydia Jo Yaden, Jamie Boyd Patterson, and Jonathon Rudolph; five great-grandchildren, Corey, Isaac, Mattie, Jack, and Jett; and one great-great grandson Arthur due in January.
Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her brothers: Oris, Gid, and Clovis Elliott and sisters: Irene Spears, Cloma Murphy, and Pauline Pittman Estes.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 7, 2015, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Rodney Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Murphy Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10AM-2PM on Saturday.
Pallbearers will be Ken Lay, John Rudolph, Greg Yaden, Isaac Lay, Casey Patterson, and Aaron Clinkenbeard. Honorary pallbearers will be Jett and Jack Rudolph.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon Bibles.
Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with online guestbook available at www.mckinneybrown.com.