Bettie B. Murphy
Bettie B. Murphy
May 5, 1926 - July 25, 2018
Bettie Batson Murphy went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the age of 92. Bettie was born on Wednesday, May 5, 1926, to Richard Eskew Batson Sr. and Marybelle (nee Mills) Batson in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was the youngest of six children. Bettie attended San Jacinto Elementary, Reagan Jr High and Wichita Falls High School, graduating in 1943.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home with burial at Crestview Cemetery immediately following. Services will be provided by Pastor Robert Newton of Jacksonville, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Bettie married Robert Kenneth Murphy in a private ceremony on June 14, 1945. They were married for almost 66 years. Two daughters were born of their union.
Bettie worked in the Wichita County Auditor's Office for almost 30 years.
Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Lynda Morris; grandson, John; 4 brothers: Thomas A, Richard Eskew, Jr, Warren Mills and Robert Harrison and 1 sister, Mary Virginia Gould; 2 nephews, Richard E. Batson, MD and David Batson.
She is survived by daughter, Becky Murphy of Wichita Falls; grandson, Thomas Morris of Jacksonville, TX; 1 nephew, William S Batson and wife, Evelyn of Bradshaw, NE; 2 nieces, Jean Felty and husband, David; and Nanci Batson; two granddogs, Tyna Turner and Prissy Presley who adored their Granny.
Bettie's family would like to thank all the staff at Brookdale Lake Wellington, Hospice of Wichita Falls and House of Hope for all the excellent, loving care provided to Bettie during her illness.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76310 or House of Hope.