MURPHY, Estella Eileen Florence, 86, formerly of Courtland Avenue, Wheeling, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Belmont Manor, St. Clairsville, OH.
She was born in Wheeling, WV on July 24, 1926, daughter of the late Irvin and Mildred Kohlman Florence.
Mrs. Murphy was a past member of Wheeling Hospital Auxiliary; A.A.R.P.; and Women's Club of Wheeling. She was a retired clerk with C&P Telephone Company, Wheeling and was a member of the First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ, Wheeling.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother, and was known in the Valley for her baking and cooking.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Murphy in July 2002; a sister, Dolores Crago; and a niece, Debbie Zinn.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Wright and her husband, Phil of St. Clairsville, OH; a sister, Floretta Frame of Wheeling; five grand children, Phil Wright, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Medina, OH; Dr. Jeff Wright and his wife, Dr. Anne Wright of Wooster, OH; Gary Wright and his wife, Karen of Marriottsville, MD; Brad Wright of West lake, OH; and Trisha Bush and her husband, Eric of St. Clairsville, OH; nine great-grandchildren, Alan, Joshua, Sydney, Jordan, Austin and Michael Wright; Mikayla and Marcus Bush and Ashleigh Kanengeiser and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling (304- 242-2311), where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2013, with the Reverend Kenneth M. Hardway officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, Central Administrative Office, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943; or to the American Cancer Society, 122 South High Street, Morgantown, WV 26501.
Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral.com.