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Betty R. Murphy

Betty R. Murphy

Betty Redmon Murphy, 98, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Landmark of Lancaster. Born Tuesday, July 12, 1921 in Webb City, Missouri, she was a daughter of the late Charles C. & Leila McColloch Redmon. Betty was a school teacher for many years, & was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Mrs. Murphy touched thousands of lives during her long tenure as an educator, and was dedicated to her profession.  She was an elder in the Presbyterian church for many years, and served as Sunday School teacher and superintendent.  She was a longtime member of Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional society of women educators, promoting professional and personal growth and excellence in education. She was active in the community, serving in many capacities through the years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Waddell Murphy.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Teresa) Murphy, of Lexington; daughter, Donna (Bobby) Powell, of Lancaster; sister, Mary Lou White, of Danville; grandchildren, John (Mindy) Powell, Chad (Lori) Murphy, Karen Powell; great-grandchildren, Murphy Powell, Casey Powell, Colin Murphy, Tyler Murphy & Olivia Tantillo.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Monday, January 20, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, with Rev. Mike Denny officiating and burial following at Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, John Powell, Chad Murphy, Karen Powell, Murphy Powell, Casey Powell, Jim White & LeRoy Horn. Honorary pallbearers include Inez Dyehouse, Matt Barsotti & the past & present elders of the First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 PM Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home & from 11:00 AM until service time Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may go to the First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. Friends & family may share memories or leave condolences on her tribute wall at: www.ramsey-young.com. Ramsey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

29 Condolences

  • Shirley Brackett Woods Posted January 14, 2020 3:58 pm

    Donna and Mike and family, You are in my prayers.

  • Beverly Newton Gifford Posted January 14, 2020 4:37 pm

    Mrs. Murphy was a fantastic teacher and person. Her sense of humor was contagious. What a surprise our 8th grade class gave her when we held an impromptu “Betty Murphy Day” at Lancaster Elementary School! Donna, I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Bee and Lisa Sebastian Posted January 14, 2020 4:55 pm

    She was one of my favorite teachers. Always remember she had a jar that I called the ain’t jar. You had to put a quarter, or dime in everytime you said ain’t. Prayers for the family.

  • Ricky Sparks Posted January 14, 2020 5:02 pm

    My deepest sympathy in the passing of Mrs. Murphy. she was one of my favorite teachers in school, such a dear lady, thoughts and prayers to the Murphy & Powell Family

  • Tonya Schnitzler-Coleman Posted January 14, 2020 5:26 pm

    She was a awesome teacher. She made sure you understood everything in her class. She was very nice and sweet.

  • Deborah Brogle Korn Posted January 14, 2020 5:48 pm

    My deepest heartfelt condolences to the family. Praying for each of you for the Lord to comfort your hearts and be near unto you.

    Psalms 34:18
    The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
    and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

  • Paula & Gary Hatfield Posted January 14, 2020 7:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great educator for students, which I had the great pleasure of having her. She was a classy lady that will be missed by all.

  • Karen D Posted January 14, 2020 8:10 pm

    Beautiful Lady

  • William&Donna Hocker Posted January 14, 2020 8:32 pm

    Sorry to hear this she was a great teacher

  • Connie and Ronnie Sutton Posted January 14, 2020 9:03 pm

    So sorry for your loss and the community’s

  • Lea Ann Poynter Posted January 14, 2020 9:26 pm

    Prayers for all of the family as I know she will be missed.

  • Robert & Teresa King Thomas Posted January 14, 2020 9:51 pm

    I’m sorry & praying for her family!!

  • Dan and Mary Jane Sharp Posted January 14, 2020 10:03 pm

    We were so sorry to hear about Ms.Murphy. With sincere sympathy

  • Darrel and Kathy Hill Posted January 14, 2020 10:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul.

  • Rick Sutton Posted January 15, 2020 12:39 am

    So sorry to hear of Ms. Murohy’s passing. She was my favorite teacher in.20 years of school. She always had that smile and treated everyone so good. You couldnt help but love her

  • Sharon bastin baker Posted January 15, 2020 6:44 am

    She was a wonderful teacher and remembered her students

  • BYRON FORD Posted January 15, 2020 4:04 pm

    Mrs. Murphy saw to it that I gained more confidence as a student in the eighth grade. To this day, I try to make sure that I dot every ” i” and cross every ” t.” I was deeply honored when she ( along with Mr. and Mrs. Powell) attended my wedding in Ashland several years ago. May she rest in peace.

  • Betty (Dudderar) Jackson Posted January 15, 2020 6:11 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I remember Mrs. Murphy as a wonderful teacher and when she visited Mike in his law office on his birthday when I worked there. She told the story of Mike coming into the world…precious!

  • Betty (Dudderar) Jackson Posted January 15, 2020 6:20 pm

    I’m so sorry for your family”s loss. I remember Mrs.
    Murphy as a wonderful teacher and when she came to visit Mike in his law office on his birthday. I worked there, and she told the story of when Mike was born, precious!

  • Michelle Tyree. Posted January 15, 2020 11:37 pm

    Mrs Murphy was my 8th grade English teacher. I remember the ain’t jar because I always had to put some money in every day. She was always in the hall in the morning greeting you with that beautiful smile and a warm hello. I know she will be truly missed and Donna you and your family are in my thought and prayers. She was a great lady.

  • Lisa Sebastian Posted January 16, 2020 12:11 am

    I loved Mrs Murphy. She was a great teacher and will be greatly missed.

  • Stuart Powell Family and employees Posted January 16, 2020 2:31 pm

    So very sorry for your loss

  • Joyce Rhineheimer Posted January 17, 2020 12:44 am

    Mrs. Murphy was an amazing woman. She was a substitute many times in the Sp. Ed. Classroom I was a paraeducator in. I remember her love of dragonflies. I bought her a dragonfly pin for Christmas one year. Heaven has surely gained a special angel.

  • Kim Brumett 😓 Posted January 17, 2020 4:09 am

    She was one of those teacher’s that did make a difference. My favorite teacher she will be missed

  • Sheryl Hall Kelly Moody Posted January 17, 2020 3:13 pm

    She was a wonderful teacher that will live on in the many students whose lives that she touched.

  • Stevie & Juanita Ballard Posted January 18, 2020 7:14 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Linda Shearer Kuchenbrod & Patsy Shearer Sanders Posted January 18, 2020 8:03 pm

    Deepest Condolences to the Murphy family.Not only have you lost a loved one,but the Lancaster community has lost one of it’s finest citizens.My God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.

  • Linda Kuchenbrod & Patsy Sanders Posted January 18, 2020 9:00 pm

    We extend to the Murphy family our deepest condolences.Not only have you lost a love one,but the Lancaster community has lost one of it’s finest citizens.May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.

  • Liz Smith Posted January 19, 2020 10:33 am

    Sorry for your loss. Mrs Murphy was one of my favorite teachers. She cared about her students.

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