Gloria Welch Murphy passed away Jan. 26, 2018 in Richardson, Texas.

Gloria Welch Murphy passed away Jan. 26, 2018 in Richardson, Texas.

She was born May 4, 1943, to Emmett and Dortha(Broyles) Welch in Prague. She grew up on a dairy farm north of Shawnee in a large family and always enjoyed returning to her roots. She attended St.

Benedict’s Catholic School in Shawnee for 12 years, graduating in 1961. She attended college at OU for one year and then went to work for McBride Orthopedic Clinic as a medical transcriptionist.

She married Bill Murphy on June 8, 1963, in Shawnee, and from this union were born three children,

Kelly(Lori) Murphy, Gina Marie Murphy and Chris Murphy.

The family moved to Dallas in 1975.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Norma Jean Burton, and four nieces and nephews, Michael Kuhn, Dorthy Kuhn, Gregory Welch and Julie Welch.

Gloria is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill Murphy, her three children, four grandchildren, Cory(Constance) Rhoades, Joe Murphy, Ali Murphy and Julie Murphy. She is also survived by six siblings, Dorthy(Charles) Blackwood, Bud(Lois) Welch, Gerarda Kelcy, Frank(Becky) Welch, Kathy Robins and Mike Welch. She is survived by sister-in-law and husband, Nancy and Pat Hollis. Gloria is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and extended family.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Holding Hands Hospice, 10935 Estate Ln, Ste 213, Dallas, TX 75238.