Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 4pm in Wheeling, WV heaven gained an angel.  Katherine Susan Murphy left this earth after a cardiac arrest when her heart could no longer contain all that love.  

Born July 25, 1952 in Le Roy, West Virginia, daughter of the late Lloyd “Dick” Willington and Alice Marie Kinder Hill.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Paul “Charlie” Murphy and three brothers, James and Wayne Hill and Darrell Gilpin.

Surviving are her daughter, Vicki Murphy in Brentwood, California, four sisters, Brenda (Dan) Trigg of Shadyside, Ohio, Bev (Jake) Blankenship of Le Roy, West Virginia, Cindy Burdette of Louisville, Kentucky and Carolyn (Gene) Potts of Spencer, West Virginia, three brothers, Dale (Joyce) Hill of Ben’s Run, West Virginia, Gary (Judy) Hill of Red House, West Virginia and Larry (Lynne) Hill of Nebo, North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.  

In 2015, Kathy graduated from WVU-P with a Bachelor degree in Business.  Later that year she co-founded K.I.S.S. My Books with her daughter in Brentwood, California.  A master crafter, there is nothing she couldn’t make and nothing she couldn’t do. An eternal mother she was known to many as “Mama Kathy”.  She was a spirited and creative soul who touched lives all over the world and will be greatly missed.  The family wants to thank Tammy (Tim) Smith of Stokesdale North Carolina, Joe Marhx of Brentwood California, and Jamey Trigg of Shadyside Ohio for their love and support...we know Kathy loved you as if you were one of her “kids”.

There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Sandyville Senior Center in Sandyville, West Virginia on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm.