Edna Catherine Murphy, 81, of Issaquah, Wash., formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Issaquah.
Born Jan. 1, 1922, in Caruthersville, daughter of the late James T. and Deeda Johnson Ahern, she was an airline stewardess, involved in the Red Cross, a member of the Bridge Club, Garden Club and active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She taught school at Caruthersville and Hayti.
She married Richard C. "Dick" Murphy, who survives of the home.
Survivors also include three daughters, Shannon Motta and husband, Len, of Chicago, Ill., Maureen Korabik and husband, Ron, of Woodstock, Ill. and Kathleen Payton and husband, Larry, of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sons, Brian Murphy and wife, Annette, of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Kevin Murphy and wife, Stephanie, of Issaquah; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caruthersville with Father Joe Campbell officiating.
Burial was in the Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville.
Pallbearers were Brian and Kevin Murphy, Len Motta, Kevin and Ron Korabik and Larry Payton.
H.S. Smith Funeral Home of Caruthersville was in charge of arrangements.