Doris Ann Richards Murphy, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 30, 2014 in Durham, NC. Doris was born August 21, 1929 in Ft Wayne, IN to the late Fred and Edna Wiebke. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Bob Richards and later Bruce Murphy of Richland, Mi. She was a homemaker and enjoyed entertaining, needlework and bridge before her eyes failed her. She spent many enjoyable years with Bruce at Jensen Beach, Fl. They moved to Croasdaile Village in Durham to spend their later years.
She is survived by her children: Steve Richards (Carol) and Libby Richards Mitchell of Chapel Hill, NC, Jim Richards (Tina) of Spanish Fort, AL; step children Jim (Sarah) and Pat Murphy of Richland, MI; grandchildren: Chris Richards (Elizabeth), Carrie Williamson (Eddie) of Chapel Hill NC, Ashley Mitchell of Tallahassee FL and Madison Richards of Spanish Fort, AL; Patrick Murphy (Sharleen) and Molly Patton (Scott), seven great- grandchildren; her brother: Robert Wiebke of Anderson, IN. She was predeceased in death by her sister, Elaine Wiebke.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 2207 9th Ave, Haleyville, Alabama.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Macular Degeneration Foundation, PO Box 531313, Henderson, NV 89053.
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