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Wanda Diane Murphy, 72, Adair County, KY

Wanda Diane Murphy, 72, of Columbia, Kentucky, died Friday, July 2, 2021 at her home. She was born November 30, 1948, in Cumberland County, to the late Earl and Pauline Flowers Groce.

Diane was a member of Sparksville Church of the Nazarene and retired from Topps Safety Apparel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Leon Murphy and a brother, Jerry Groce.

Survivors include:

Four children - Tommy Murphy and Timmy Murphy both of Columbia, Tina (David) Combs and David Murphy all of Edmonton

Eight grandchildren - Jessica (Nathan) Rooks, Jeff Rowe, Craig (Zikala) Furkin, Ashley (Steve) Ray, Emily (Ben) Mollerstuen, Trevor (Destiny) Murphy, Lauren (Charlie) Crawhorn and Kyndual Murphy

11 Great-Grandchildren

Four siblings, several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Funeral services will be Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2pmCT at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Adkins officiating. Burial in Antioch Cemetery. Visitation after 6pmCT Sunday.

Casket Bearers: Charlie Crawhorn, Craig Furkin, Jeff Rowe, Ben Mollersteun, Steve Ray, Trevor Murphy.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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