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Opal Murphy

September 6, 1920 March 30, 2019
Opal Murphy
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Obituary for Opal Murphy

Our mom, Opal Elaine (Craven) Murphy, was born on September 6, 1920, in Mulhall, Oklahoma. She was part of the “Greatest Generation” and with her sweet, infectious smile was the best mom ever. In her generous, caring way, she was always there for us. On March 30, 2019, at the age of 98, she went to be with our Lord. What a life! After mom graduated from Mulhall High School in 1938, she attended Central State Teachers College, earning her degree in elementary education in 1942. On August 15, 1942, she married the love of her life, James “Jim” Murphy in Santa Monica, California. In 1952, mom and dad moved to Midwest City and became lifelong members of Wickline Methodist Church, where they especially enjoyed participating in NOAH. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph William “Bill”, Jr. and Stella Rose Craven, her husband Jim, her brothers Diehl and Glenn Craven, and sister Vera Hazen. She is survived by her sons James “Craig” Murphy of Midwest City, OK; Brent Murphy and his wife Connie of Broken Arrow, OK; two granddaughters, Bryanna Ross and her husband Jon of Guthrie, OK; Meghan Murphy of New Orleans, LA; three great grandchildren, Connor, Gabriel, and Ainsley; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family is especially grateful for mom’s caregivers, including Helen Smith, Vlasha Harvey, and Samantha Cox, along with many friends at Fountain Brook. A funeral service will be held to celebrate mom’s wonderful life at 10:00 am, April 3, 2019, at Wickline Methodist Church with interment to follow at Arlington Memory Gardens Cemetery. Donations may be made in her honor to Wickline Methodist Church or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.


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Barnes Friederich Funeral Home

1820 S. Douglas Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home
1820 S. Douglas Blvd. Midwest City 73130 OK
United States

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8:00 AM 4/2/2019 8:00:00 AM - 8:00 PM 4/2/2019 8:00:00 PM
Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel

1820 S Douglas Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73130

Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel
1820 S Douglas Blvd Midwest City 73130 OK
United States

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Wednesday

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10:00 AM 4/3/2019 10:00:00 AM
Wickline United Methodist Church

417 Mid-America Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73110

Wickline United Methodist Church
417 Mid-America Blvd. Midwest City 73110 OK
United States

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Arlington Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

3400 N Midwest Blvd.
Midwest City, OK 73141

3400 N Midwest Blvd. Midwest City 73141 OK
United States
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