Ruth Noel Murphy, of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at The Willows at Fritz Farm. She was 79.
Born on September 16, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Felbert Ray and Pearl Gabeheart Noel. Ruth was a homemaker. She was formerly a member of Noel’s Chapel First Church of God and a current member of Pinckard Baptist Church in Versailles.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Shelton Murphy, who she wed on August 13, 1961; a son, Vaughn (Kristen) Murphy of Frankfort; a daughter, Lauran Murphy of Alexandria, VA; five grandchildren, Lydia Williams, Gwenneth Douglas, Paul Murphy, Chloe Murphy, and Meredith Murphy. Other survivors include a sister, Martha (Shearl) Murphy of Liberty; and a brother, Edward Noel.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Noel’s Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Scott Harne, Kevin Cox, Jim Murphy, Alan Thomas, Paul Murphy, and Harold Thomas.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.mckinneybrown.com.
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