Joy Murphy

MURPHY, Joy Ellen, 33, of Wheeling, WV passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born September 8, 1979, beloved daughter of Wynn T. (Pat) and Nancy K. Murphy.

She was predeceased in death by brother Shawn T. Murphy (1976).

Joy graduated from John Marshall High School in 1997 and was pursuing a career in Criminal Justice at Northern Community College.

In addition to her parents, survivors include sisters, Wynne A. Murray (Cliff) of Huntington Beach, CA.; Dawn E. Bowman (Joel) of Pittsburgh, PA.; and brothers Brian A. Murphy (Donna) and William D. Murphy (Gina) both of Moundsville, WV.; and ten nieces and nephews; her cherished Siamese-Serena.

Joy was a member of Washington Lands United Methodist Church where a celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013 with Rev. Greg Blair and Rev. Sonny Croft officiating.

If you want to honor her do so with a kind word or special deed to your fellow man.

It was Joy’s desire to donate her body to research. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Marshall Co. Animal Shelter, 12th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041.

Arrangements by the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-242-2311).

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