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Betty Rose (Gray) Murphy 83, Savannah, MO

Betty Rose (Gray) Murphy 83, of Savannah, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.
Betty Rose (Gray) Murphy 83, of Savannah, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.

She was born July 6, 1930 in St. Joseph, MO, daughter of Evelyn and Otis Grace. She worked at Quaker Oats, and then the St. Joseph Hospital as an LPN, she also worked as a home health nurse. She was a very loving soul who enjoyed spending time with family, she was a former member of Claire United Methodist Church.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Dewayne Thompson, and Carl Murphy, a son, Mark Gray, two sisters, Charlene Kendall, and Barbara Jean Grace.

Survivors include four sons, Bob Thompson and wife Cathy of Marshall, MO, Buddy Thompson of Nixa, MO, Curtis Gray of St. Joseph, MO, Mike Gray of Tacoma, WA, a daughter, Sheela Gray-Simone and companion Gary Dryden of Savannah, MO, twelve, grandchildren, nine, great grand, a brother, Bobby Grace of St. Joseph, MO, and her former husband, Edsel Gray of St. Joseph, MO.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Rupp Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
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