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Mrs. Ruth Anne Murphy

June 25, 1940 — December 4, 2020

Ruth Anne Murphy, age 80, joined her Heavenly Father on December 4, 2020. She was the wife of David P. Murphy. They were married December 5, 1959 and celebrated over 60 years of marriage. Born in Mishawaka, Indiana she was the daughter of James and Ethel Powell, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Mishawaka High School and attended Taylor University. She will be remembered most for her bright smile and kind heart. She never met a stranger. Her goal in life was to share Jesus with everyone she met. She is survived by her loving and faithful husband David P. Murphy and her daughter, the light of her life, Sherri (Todd) Vanderkooy. Also surviving her are her grandchildren: Michael Vanderkooy, Angelica (Andrew) Lund, Tyler (Rebecca) Vanderkooy; and her great-grandchildren: Lilly and Liam Lund; her siblings: Jim (Nora) Powell and Rick (Wren) Powell; and her in-law siblings: Eunice (George) Sherwood, John (Pat) Murphy, and Jan Murphy; and many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will have a private graveside service to celebrate her life at Grandview Cemetery in Maryville, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Samaritan's Purse at https://sampur.se/3gkQMLq Since the family cannot have a typical funeral they are asking everyone to visit https://www.memories.com/ruth-anne-murphy/ And please sign a memory book and leave a memory for the family. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mrs. Ruth Anne Murphy please visit our Sympathy Store.
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