Wanda LaVelle Murphy

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Wanda LaVelle Murphy

March 18, 1922 - March 06, 2019

Wanda LaVelle Murphy Wanda LaVelle (Oliver) Murphy, 96, went home to her Lord on March 6, 2019. A Celebration of Life service will be held on her birthday, Monday, March 18th, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Enid, OK at 2 p.m. under the direction of Ladusau-Evans funeral home.
Wanda Murphy was born March 18, 1922 to C.B. and Pearl Oliver in Ada, Oklahoma. On June 9, 1942 she married her high school sweetheart, V. Pat Murphy in Hollywood, California. After the war, three girls were born. The Murphy family lived in Ada, Norman, Seminole, and Enid. Wanda was a full time Mother who loved to cook, sew, and garden. Her priority was serving her family whom she loved dearly. They were happily married for 57 years.
She became a member of First Baptist Church in Enid in 1954 and has been active in Sunday school, choir, and women's ministry groups. Wanda loved her Lord and was an avid Bible reader, tither, and prayer warrior. She was ready to meet her Lord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat Murphy; her parents, two brothers, W.C. Oliver and C.B. Oliver; and her sister, Virginia Tyree.
Wanda will be greatly missed by her surviving family: her daughters and sons-in law, Nancy and Esley Koehn of Enid, OK; Janice and Don Jones of Stafford, VA; Judy and James Robinson of Durant, OK; her sister Phyllis (William) Burchfiel of Houston, TX; her brother-in-law, Jack Tyree of Okmulgee, OK; and her sister-in-law, Tommie Oliver of Norman, OK. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Memorials in her honor may be given to First Baptist Church in Enid, OK or to the Salvation Army.
Published on March 13, 2019
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