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MURPHY, RUTH B. 85 - of Absecon, went home to be with the Lord Jesus, while residing with her niece and family in Egg Harbor Township on Monday, September 10, 2012. Born in Ventnor. Spent her childhood years in Ocean City, where she graduated from high school. Married and moved to Maryland, where employed by the Bell Telephone Company. Became widowed by Joseph Price and returned to New Jersey. While continuing with the Bell, she married the late Frank Murphy. She enjoyed the Ocean City beach, playing tennis, and golf. Family gatherings were very important to her. She was predeceased by her parents, Allan T. and Jennie Burch. Siblings, Dorothy McNelis (Jim) and Allan T. Burch Jr.(Marie) and nephew, James A. McNelis III. She is survived by nieces, Ruthie Kleva (Ed) and Gerrie McNelis, nephews Allan T. McNelis, John Burch (Kathy), Allan T. Burch III (Kate). Numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews spanning from Germany, throughout USA to China. Especially missed by Eddie, Katrina (Matt), Wing Sze (Tim), Miles and Stella. Her funeral Service will be offered Thursday 12 noon from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from 10:30 am until time of service. Burial will follow in Laurel Memorial Park, Pomona, NJ. The Family suggests those who desire send memorial contributions to the Greentree Church, 125 Schoolhouse Road, EHT, NJ 08234. To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Press of Atlantic City on Sept. 12, 2012