Betty Carol Murphy, 86, of Springfield, died at 12:05 am, Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at her home. She was born September 5, 1924 in New Philadelphia, IL to Robert and Cora Westlake Miner. She married Alvin V. Murphy on November 26, 1944 and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Kunz of Windsor, CO; two sons, James B. (Brenda) Murphy of Charlotte, NC and Robert M. (Gena) Murphy of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren and several nieces, nephew and cousins.
Her parents, one daughter-in-law, Diann Murphy and two brothers, Robert and Ward Miner preceded her in death.
Betty was currently a member of South Side Christian Church and was a long time member of West Side Christian Church. She was a resident of Springfield since 1955 and worked as an Executive Secretary for the Illinois Department of Public Health for 20 years before her retirement.
Visitation: 10-11 am, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home
Funeral Service: 11 am, Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be in Barker Miner Cemetery in Table Grove, IL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to South Side Christian Church
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am