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Berneice Emma Murphy

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Berneice Emma Murphy, 92, of Williford, Ark., was born Saturday, Jan. 1, 1921 in Fort Wayne, Ind., the daughter of Allen Topscott and Emma (Hausman) Tapscott. She died on Jan. 17, 2013, at the Ash Flat Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Berneice was united in marriage to Arthur Frantz Murphy on Aug. 31, 1940 in Indianapolis, Ind.. She and her husband moved from Iowa to Ozark Acres after retiring in 1976. They were members of the Spring River Presbyterian Church in Hardy, Ark.

She is survived by a daughter, LeAnne McGuire and two granddaughters, Meredith McGuire and Rachel McGuire. She was preceded in death by her husband; a granddaughter, Ellen McGuire; a brother, Edward Tapscott; a sister Mildred Kelp.

Memorial donations may be made to Spring River Presbyterian Church. No service is planned.All arrangements by Heath Funeral Home of Highland.