Ellen Bernice (Clark) Murphy, 71, a resident of Philippi, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Eagle Rock, Va., where she made her home since March of 2013.
She was born May 7, 1942, in Iron Gate, Va., a daughter of the late Louis Lemmie and Beulah Marie (Knick) Clark. She was united in marriage in October of 1967 to George Henry Murphy, who preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1986.
Surviving are one daughter, Theresa Goldberg, and husband, Keith, of Eagle Rock; one stepson, George H. Murphy Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Flemington; one brother, Robert L. Clark, and wife, Sharon, of Clifton Forge, Va.; two grand-daughters, Amanda Murphy, of Clarksburg, and Tonya Murphy of Flemington; two grandsons, Keith Allen Goldberg II of Eagle Rock and Joseph Murphy of Clarksburg; great-grandchildren, Brayden Thomas, Joseph Ray Murphy and Abigail Murphy; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Terry Mayle, of Philippi.
She was a loving mother and grandmother.
Ms. Murphy was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Bartlett; brothers, William "Bill" Clark and Alvin Clark
She retired from C&P Telephone as a technician.
Friends will be received at Wright Funeral Home 216 N. Walnut St. Philippi from 4-8 p.m. today and on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the service hour with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating. Interment will follow in the Crossroads Cemetery at Tacy.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com