Penny Ann Murphy
Memorial service for Penny Ann Murphy will be at 3:00 PM Sunday December 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Jimmy Berkenbile. Cremation arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Penny was born April 11, 1945 to Foster F. and Peggy Hughes Johnson. She was the first of six children. Penny went home to the Lord Thursday December 20, 2018.
Penny had a caring, loving nature. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Following graduation, she taught at first, second, fourth grades and art at Hennessey Public Schools. Many students benefited from her skillful, talented instruction throughout her forty-threeyear career.
The Community Action Team benefit that raised funds for a trip to Seattle, Washington was a highlight to her last days. Hearing the words of love and appreciation meant a great deal to her.
She married James Murphy on October 6, 1989. Penny was an artist with an eye for beauty and a creative spirit.
Penny is survived by a large, loving family including her husband James of the home; three daughters Mariyah Stewart of the home, Amber Stewart of Kingfisher, Raven Ridenour of Enid; four sons Bennie Ridenour of the home, Adam Stewart and wife Charley of Hennessey, Alan Stewart and husband Gene Russell of Dallas, Texas; Jeff Murphy of Stillwater; two sisters Sherry Harwood and husband Bill of Cushing, Michele Hough of Hominy; two brothers, Glen Johnson and wife Karen of Honeywell, Kansas, Joe Johnson and wife Sandy of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren Izabbellah Sproles, Titan Stewart; great-grandchildren Kai Young (born on Penny’s birthday), James Robert Murphy, Kristian Murphy, Desirae Dawson, Matthew Dawson; beloved sisters-in-law Jana Wright and husband Wes and Cindy Murphy, all of Hennessey.
Penny joins those who preceded her at the Great Reunion, her parents, sister Susie and husband Ed, son Scott, niece Peggy Osborn, brothers in law Cris Hough and Danny Murphy.