Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - Updated: 12:14 PM
Betsy Sue McClanahan Murphy, 86, of Gilbertsville passed away on March 24 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Marshall County.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Billy J. Murphy in 2016, her mother and father May Lou and Howard McClanahan, and brother James McClanahan of Marion Illinois.
She is survived by one sister Judy (Jerry) Hartman, of Marion, Illinois, four children: Michael (Pella) Murphy of Warner-Robbins, Georgia; Susan (Joe) Toon of Boaz; Bridget Murphy (Lane Schmidt) of Murray; and Dennis (Gaye) Murphy of Tempe, Arizona, five grandchildren: Abigail and Benjamin Toon; Andrew Murphy; Sean and Brian Murphy, and one great granddaughter Brooklyn Toon. She was also survived by her loyal and much loved Labrador Retriever, Connor.
Betsy and Bill were avid boaters throughout their life together, exploring waterways such as the Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and the Great Lakes.
There will be no services scheduled at this time.