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Anna Doyle West Murphy

January 19, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Anna Doyle West Murphy, 89, formerly of Little Hocking, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2014, following a long illness.

She was born May 31, 1924, in Wood County, a daughter to the late John and Olive Doyle.

She was very proud of her Irish heritage and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg. She enjoyed private duty nursing, which she did for many years; she loved helping others.

She is survived by two daughters, Teresa Mowery and Penny O'Donnell of Belpre; son, Daniel West (Linda) of Davisville; one sister, Doris Higginbotham of Kentucky; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Burnell Murphy; daughter, Myrna Wheldon; grandson, Daniel "Slim" Batten; five brothers, Johnny, Robert, Howard, William and Markus Doyle, all of Parkersburg; and sister, Marie Coe of California.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Arcadia Nursing Home for their loving care.

Per her request, Mrs. Murphy donated her body to science. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Pastor Dan Plum officiating.

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