Mary L. Murphy

Mary Lynn VanPelt Murphy, 52, of Elkins, died suddenly July 13, 2014.

She was born June 12, 1962, at Elkins, a daughter of the late Burns VanPelt and Neva Jean Scott VanPelt Shuman and stepfather, Timothy Shuman.

She also is survived by her daughters, Melissa Tenney and Melanie Gordon; siblings, Peggy Franklin, Linda VanPelt, James VanPelt, Burnard Eugene VanPelt and Goldie McDonald; grandchildren, Andrew Ray Kochman, Shania Jane Vest and Nakia Dawnn Vest; and her ex-husband, Donald Murphy.

She had enthusiasm for life and lived it to the fullest everyday. She knew the secret to happiness by loving her family and friends with all her heart and by laughing and smiling every day.

No services are scheduled at this time. However, family is planning a small wake for close friends in August.

Mary L. Murphy

Mary Lynn VanPelt Murphy, 52, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Sunday, July 13, 2014. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Mary Lynn VanPelt Murphy. Send online condolences to the family at