Elizabeth Amy Murphy Cambron died Thursday, Apr. 11, 2013 at Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary in Nerinx, Kentucky of natural causes at the age of 98.
She was born in a two-story log house on the banks of Hardin Creek, Markers Mark Rd., Washington County, KY. on July 6, 1914.ÊShe was the seventh child of John Radford and Icelene Burke Murphy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Simeon 'Jake' Cambron of 45 years; daughter-in-law, Florence Simms Cambron; son, Harold Simeon Cambron Jr., son-in-law, Robert Joseph Dewald and daughter, Norma Lee Cambron Dewald; parents, Rad and Icie Murphy; four brothers, Hudie, Billy, Everett and Joe Murphy; and two sisters, Cassie Murphy Smith and Louise Murphy Blanford.
She is survived by two of her four children, Thomas Fabian Cambron and daughter, Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Cambron Ball (Rudy); daughter-in-law, Bonnie Jean Yankey Cambron; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Amy was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.ÊAfter her children reached the upper grades in elementary and high school, she worked on Fridays and Saturdays, first at the Kroger Store then at The Louisville Store, next at IGA Grocery, and last back at The Louisville Store, all in Springfield.
She first attended Road Run Elementary School located on St. Rose/Loretto Rd.ÊShe had to walk over the hill from Makers Mark Rd. to school.ÊShe graduated from public school of Washington County, Ky in Manton.ÊTo get to Manton from Makers Mark, Amy and her sister Louise rode in a buggy driven by her brother, Joe and pulled by a horse named 'Old Sam'.ÊTwo Loretto Sisters (Sister Sodelbia and Sister M. Theotine) taught Amy at Manton Elementary School.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Apr. 15, 2013 at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Springfield. The Rev. Trumie C. Elliott was the celebrant.ÊBurial was in St. Rose Catholic Church Cemetery in Springfield.
Pallbearers were J.R., Gerald and Kenny Murphy, Freddie and J.C. Smith and Glen Mattingly.
Contributions are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church Building Fund.
Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.Ê