Waneta Murphy

Waneta Murphy went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 26, 2014, after a short stay in West View nursing home in Wooster, Ohio.

Waneta was born Feb. 17, 1921, in Barbour County, to Clinton and Roxy Thompson. She was one of seven children.

She married Elmer Murphy Nov. 6, 1938.

Elmer and Waneta had four children. Carrie Fuller of Smithville, Ohio, Wayne Murphy of Palmyra, Va., William Murphy of Simi Valley, Calif., and Roger Murphy of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Elmer and Waneta bought a farm in Upshur County, in 1946, where their children were raised. Elmer died unexpectedly in 1968. She later married the Rev. Elza Green who died in 1998 and Jack Snyder who died in 2001. Waneta moved to Smithville, Ohio, in 2004, to be near her daughter, Carrie, who provided an abundance of love and care to the end.

She is survived by her 96-year-old sister, Creola of Orville, Ohio; her four children, Wayne and Jean Murphy of Palmyra, Va., Carrie and Archie “Sonny” Fuller of Smithville, Ohio, William “Butch” and Susan Murphy of Simi Valley, Calif., and Roger and Dorothy Murphy of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren, Kim Fuller of Columbus, Ohio, Ron Fuller of Smithville, Ohio, Sheila Tweeddale of Lexington, Mass., Shari Murphy of Campbell Hall, N.Y., Christy Lindvall of Richmond, Va., Laurie Howell of Lawrence, Kan., Matt Murphy of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Megan Compton of Lima, Ohio. Melissa Miller of Delaware, Ohio, Janine Kimbrel of Columbus, Ohio, and Adam Bauer Canton of Ohio. She is blessed with 24 great-grandchildren and numerous stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Waneta was a longtime member of Union Mission Church in Buckhannon.

A viewing will be conducted at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home in Buckhannon Friday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m. with the family present. The service will be at Union Mission Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Philippi.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.