Clora Velma Murphy, 91, of Glenville, departed this life Feb. 8, 2014, in United Hospital Center, after a brief illness.
Born Aug. 16, 1922, in Clay County, W.Va., a daughter of the late Newman A. Taylor and Harriot Jane Grey Taylor.
In past years, Clora was employed by Summers Pharmacy, Glenville State College and Kenny Shoe Factory. She was a lifelong Jehovahs Witness and a member of the Glenville congregation.
On June 24, 1941, she married James M. Murphy, who preceded her in death July 6, 1963. Clora is survived by two children, James A. Murphy (Joan) of Glenville and Judith A. Huddleston (Haynes) of Parkersburg; four grandchildren, Maria Becker (Andy) and Christopher Huddleston (Brandi), both of Parkersburg, Jason Murphy of Waynesburg, Pa., and Justin Murphy of Glenville; one brother, Carl V. Taylor of Pacifica, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Anna Jean Allen of Normantown; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Clora was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, Cleora V. Manno, Clozzeta V. Ferrari, Clayton V. Taylor, Clemon V. Taylor, Claudius V. Taylor and Newman A. Taylor Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. Burial will follow in the Meadow Lane Cemetery, Route 5 West of Glenville. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Clora Murphy with arrangements.