Helen Murphy

MURPHY, Helen K. Evans, 82, of Wheeling, WV, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, in the Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital and Geriatric Center, Wheeling.

She was born January 2, 1931, in Wheeling, WV the daughter of the late Jessie and Bernadette Evans.

Mrs. Murphy was a retired sales rep for Sears; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling and was an officer in the Residence Council at Peterson. Mrs. Murphy graduated from St. Joseph Academy, Wheeling.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard A. Murphy, Sr. in 2000; a sister, Margaret Safley; and a brother, Thomas Earl Evans.

Surviving are a son, Bernard A. Murphy, Jr and his wife, Karen of Wheeling; three daughters, Elizabeth A. “Betsy” Martin and her husband, Gary of Wheeling, Paula J. Vertue and her husband, Jim of Broken Arrow, OK and Mary Anne Hendershot and her husband, Michael of St. Clairsville, OH; a sister, Janie Milan of Columbus, IN; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013; at the Kepner Funeral 166 Kruger St., Wheeling (304-242-2311).

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Wheeling on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. Entombment in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum, Wheeling.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Residence Council at Peterson Hospital, Homestead Ave, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family at www.kepnerfuneral. com.