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Murph, a beloved Wife, Sister, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Aunt and friend to many has passed away on November 4, 2012. She was born October 9, 1915 in Brookesmith, Texas to Ira and Otha Murphy. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Ernst and husband Joe, grandchildren, Megan Brown and husband Blake; Erin Tally and husband Matt; John Ernst and wife Colleen and Julie Metcalf and husband Sean. Great-grandchildren: Carter and Addison Brown; Macy and Marshall Metcalf and Ainsley Ernst. Brothers-in-law Floyd Ottenbreit and Joe McLelland and many nieces and nephews. Murph is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles William Johnson, brother Frank Murphy and sisters Mary Nell McLelland and Miriam Ottenbreit. Murph graduated from Howard Payne University in Brownwood and spent her working career as a public school teacher in Brownwood, San Antonio and Alice. After retirement she focused on grandchildren, visiting here siblings and spending time at Lake LBJ, which she has loved for a lifetime with her family. She received great joy in the outdoors from flowers and bird watching. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Sunset Funeral Home. A Celebration of her life will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Karl Hempel & Harbor Hospice. Also to Beverly Belcher and Leona Thomas for their special loving care to Murph. In lieu of flowers please send contributions to Any Baby Can, 217 Howard, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
Published in Express-News on Nov. 8, 2012