Rhonda Ann Murphy, age 52 of Carthage and formerly of Pennsylvania died Saturday (6, January 2018) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Memorial services will be 1:00 PM Saturday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Steve Johnson. Burial will be in Mossville Cemetery near Benton, PA. The family will receive friends prior to the service in at the church beginning at 12:00 PM.

A native of Luzerne County, PA. she was a daughter of Pepper Martin Robbins and Sylvia Ann Whitesell Robbins.

Rhonda was a devoted servant of Christ, wife, mother, grandmother. She was a home educator and homemaker. She home schooled her four children and was an active member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church. Her ministry was far reaching even unto the final days of her life.

She is survived by her loving husband William Patrick “Bill” Murphy; her children Ryan N. Murphy Ulrich and husband Edward of Tramway (Sanford), Dakota L. Murphy of Cameron, Billy Rae I. Murphy Whittaker and husband Ricky of Louisburg, William John “Jay” Murphy of Carthage; step brother Nick Conti of Nescopeck, PA; grandchildren Ryker, Breckon, Rylie and two others soon to be born.

In loving memory of Rhonda A. Murphy and in lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to any one of the following entities: Oremundo Ministries – Missionaries to Monterrey, Mexico: Joel & Kristen Hernandez. Make payments via Yates Thagard Baptist Church, attention Oremundo Ministries; Marks For Japan – Missionaries to Japan: Jonathan & Heather Marks; Ethnos360 – Missionaries to Burkina Faso, West Africa: Daniel & Stephanie Dias; The Foundation of FirstHealth – In recognition of the tremendous support provided to our family by the entire Hospice House staff, we recommend a gift specifically towards any of the following options in support of those who serve there and the families that will follow our experience: StandUp4Nurses – Nursing Enrichment; Hospice; Clara McLean House; Physician Enrichment (Honor Your Doctor).

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage and McMichael Funeral Home in Benton, PA is working together to serve the Murphy family.

Condolences: PinesFunerals.com

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  1. A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on January 10, 2018

    From the Caviness Family – Our thought and prayers are continually with you all!!

  2. Ms. Rhonda you ran the race so faithfully for our sweet Lord and now you are enjoying the amazing experience of being in His presence. Heaven gets more sweeter at the thought of never leaving our loved ones ever again. To Bill and family, As you walk thro

  3. We are so very for Rhonda’s passing. Love her smile and her laughter. Will miss her and the time we shared personal things to be a sounding board for one another. She had a strong love for her husband, children and grandchildren. I know she is so very pro

  4. I am truly sorry for the lost of a dear, sweet young woman. You all are in my prayers daily. Rhonda and I had not been in touch for years, until Facebook, I believe she reached out to me. It was good to ‘meet’ you all via Facebook. Words cannot express…

  5. Bill and Family, Words cannot express the sadness we share with the loss of your dear loved one. We offer our deepest and sincere condolences, and please know you remain in our hearts, thoughts, and most of all our prayers, God Bless

  6. Bill and family, we’re praying daily for the whole family. Your children and grandchildren will forever reap the benefits of the legacy that Rhonda leaves. We love you all, and the memories of Rhonda in Colorado will live forever in our hearts.

  7. Mrs. Rhonda and your whole family have a very special place in our hearts, going many years back. We know she is rejoicing in her new body and heavenly home, but we know how heavy your hearts are with missing here with you. We will be thinking and praying

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