Audra C. Murphy, a resident of Maple Ave. Philippi, died on March 6, 2015. She was born July 1, 1913 in Arden, Barbour County, a daughter of the late Fred L. and Verna (Mitchell) Cross. She was united in marriage on November 23, 1940 to Denzel F. Murphy, who preceded her in death January 29, 1960.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Stanis Faye and Thomas W. (Pete) Martin of Rivesville, WV; Two granddaughters, Heather (Martin) Shoulders and husband, Steven Shoulders of Jacksonville, NC and Erin (Martin) Wood and husband Shaun of Beckley, WV as well as Eric and Adam Wolfe whom she considered as her “next door” grandchildren. Four great-grandchildren Alexis Shoulders, Stevie Shoulders, Austin Wood, and Hunter Wood.
Audra was preceded in death by her two sisters Evelyn Cross and Ruth Murphy as well as her nephew Donovan Murphy.
She was a graduate of Philippi High School and West Virginia Business College. She retired as a Program and Administrative Assistant from the Barbour County USDA Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in 1979 with twenty-eight years of service. She was a member of the Crim Memorial United Methodist Church since 1958.
Special thanks to Cheryl Wolfe, Brenda Price, and Kim Marsh for the exceptional care and love that they so faithfully provided and the many neighbors on Maple Avenue.
Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home 220 N. Walnut St. Philippi on Tuesday March 10, from 9 am – 12 pm the service hour with Rev. Tim Bleigh officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crim Memorial United Methodist Church 200 Pike St. Philippi, WV 26416.