Barbara L. Murphy

Funeral services for Barbara L. Murphy, 79, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2018 at Connect Church in Lawrence. Graveside service will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, KS.

Barbara was born November 21, 1938 in Burlingame, CA the daughter of William and Helen (Storer) Hurd.

She married Harvey Leroy “Murf” Murphy on January 6, 1957 in Burlingame, CA. He preceded her in death February 12, 2018. Her parents; son, Michael E. Murphy in 1981; sister, Nancy Eberhardt all passed before her. Survivors include her two daughters, Pamela Heath (Thomas), Kathleen Gomel; five grandchildren; Joshua Heath, Christopher Heath (Ellie), Aaron Kraemer (Jess), Travis Gomel, Trisha Gomel; and six great grandchildren.

She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.

The family will greet friends from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Olathe Hospice House and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Reba Bennett on October 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Words can’t begin to express how l feel about the passing of one of my DEAREST friends. We,ve shared a lot of giving and receiving. She will always be rembered as a very caring friends. May God give her family peace beyond measure.

  2. Kathy Robinson on October 4, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. I immediately thought of her and Murph being together in heaven. I will miss both of them. I will pray for the blessings of peace for the family during this time.

  3. Merv and Betty Lynds on October 4, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    We were so saddened to learn of Barb’s passing. She and Murf were some of our first friends when we came to Connect Church and warmly welcomed us into their small group. She always listened to you and always had a smile and hug and loved you with her prayers. We will miss the this “California girl” but are looking forward to seeing her again.

  4. Ruthie Townsend on October 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I will deeply miss Barb’s bright smile and hugs. I loved her. What a dear and wonderful friend she was to so many of us. My love and prayers for the family.

  5. Rick and Lorie Sawyer on October 4, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    With our deepest sympathy to Barb and Murph’s family! As Reba said, may the Lord give the family peace without measure during this time. May you feel His loving arms for comfort and strength for each moment.

  6. Marti Evans on October 5, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I was so sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. I left Lawrence five years ago, yet I still considered her as a good friend. She and Murph opened their home and hearts to me and many in the church and community and will be sorely missed. They were what church family is all about as they had the Fruit of the Spirit in abundance!

  7. Danny Rollins on October 6, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    My deepest condolence to a good friend and church family member. Barb and her husband, Murph always greeted me with a handshake and a pat on the back, and wishes me well. Barb willingness to pray in group was uplifting and to Murph. Barb are going to be miss by many.

  8. Deborah McMullen on October 6, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Barbara was a gentle soul filled with kindness, joy and love. She had an infectious smile and laugh and I feel so lucky that I got to know her. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. I will always remember that twinkle in her eyes and the fabulous cookies she baked. Rest in peace sweet girl.

  9. Ray & Pam Mehl on October 6, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Barb & Harvey were wonderful neighbors of ours for many years. Together they were an amazing example of what a loving marriage is. Barb was a light that shined bright & the two of them will always be remembered in our hearts.

  10. Cheryl and Les Harrod on October 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    We were so shocked and saddened to learn of your darling mother’s passing. For over 35 years your parents were so much more than neighbors—we were family. It will take a long time to realize they are not physically with us. Know how we will always love them and the good times that we shared.

  11. Betty Chapin on October 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    To Kathy,Pam, and all of Barb and Murphs family. I met your mom and Dad ten years ago, and soon learned what Sweet and Special people they were! Please know we love you all,and our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you ! Jim and Betty Chapin.

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