Thelma Litchford

Tuesday, September 3, 2002

WYATT, Mo. -- Thelma Louise Murphy Litchford, 77, of Wyatt died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Mississippi County, daughter of Tandy Baxter and Elsie Mae Sinclair Murphy. She married Dale Reeves Litchford on Aug. 5, 1941. He preceded her in death.

She and her husband operated the Litchford Service Station in Charleston, Mo., for many years. She also was retired from Burkhart Foam in Cairo., Ill., and was a carrier for the Daily-Standard newspaper in Sikeston.

She is survived by a daughter, Vickie Ice of Mounds, Ill.; three brothers, Roy Murphy of Portland, Ore., Cecil Murphy of Phoenix, Ariz., Rexford Murphy of Sikeston; four sisters, Essie Mullins of Wyatt, Ann Monzick of Buffalo, N.Y., Mildred Krauss of Carlisle, Penn., Helen Ure of Wichita, Kan.; three grandsons and two great-grandchildren;

She also was preceded in death by a son, a daughter, five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.

Services will be conducted at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Bro. Bill Bradley officiating.

Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery.