Ruth was born in Kiowa, KS to Orville Leon Sunderland and Utha Neva (McQuilliams). She was preceded in death by husband of 53 years, Walter Kline Murphy, and two brothers, Calvin and Zack Sunderland. She is survived by two children, Gary Murphy and his wife Jami and Debbie Hull and her husband Bill; 3 brothers, Donald Sunderland and his wife Marion, Norman Sunderland and his wife Gladys and Floyd Sunderland and his wife Rayola; 7 grandchildren, Shanna Kersh and her husband Tim, Beth Daugherity and her husband Mike, Brett Murphy, Danica Murphy, Brandon Hull and his wife Lindsay, Devin Murphy and Brennah Murphy; 6 great grandchildren, Madison Kersh, Molly Daugherity, Ian Daugherity, Abigail Grabber, Kinsley and Connor Kersh.
Ruth was a loving woman who was loved in return by all she met, many of whom never knew her first or last name referring to her simply as "Grandma".
Visitation will be Friday, July 20, 2012 from 9 AM – 8 PM. Services to celebrate her wonderful life will be 10 AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Northwest Church of Christ with burial to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.