Phyllis Lou Murphy died July 16, 2016 in Oklahoma City, at the age of 81 years 18 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Wadley’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Buck Jordan officiating. Interment will follow at Lexington Cemetery under the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Phyllis was born June 29, 1935 to James R. And Violet Vesta Jenkins in EcchWest Virginia. She was raised and attended school in West Virginia, graduating in 1952. Phyllis worked for the Pentagon, where she met Robert Murphy. They married in Fort Belvoir, West Virginia in 1954. Phyllis also worked as an Assistant Hospital Administrator for many years and was an auxiliary volunteer. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, coloring, flower gardening, crochet, and reading. Phyllis also enjoyed traveling, especially to the beach, bird watching, rock collecting and seeing as well as collecting light houses. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Phyllis was of the Baptist faith.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; a son, Robert C. Murphy; and a brother, James R Jenkins. Survivors include her daughters, Robin Murphy of Dallas, Texas, Violet Henderson and husband, Jimmy of Lindsay, Lorna Majors and husband, George of St. Louis, Missouri; son, Craig Murphy and wife, Sherry of Lexington; grandchildren, Shelly Scott and husband, Kenney, Brandy Merrell and husband, Clayton, Sam Eads and wife, Liz, Justin Eads, Natasha Helm and partner, Katie Downing, Christopher Geissler and partner, Kristy Hendricks; great grandchildren, Alexis, Reece, Morgan, Izzy, Xander, Aeryn, Cyrus, Jillian, Shylin and many other relatives and friends.