Jean M. (Cyphert) Murphy

September 4, 1931 ~ October 30, 2019 (age 88)


Jean M. Murphy, 88, of Oil City passed away Wednesday October 30 , 2019 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City.

Born in Union City, PA.,  she was the daughter of the late Carl and Bessie Rumble Cyphert.

Jean was of the Protestant Faith.  

She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, going to casinos and playing bingo. 

Jean was a homemaker , but had worked many jobs over the years on military bases where her husband was stationed.

She was formerly married to David Smalley who preceded her in death.  Jean was later married to William H. Murphy who also preceded her in death.

Surviving are 6 children; David Smalley and companion Maureen McClanahan of FL, Vonnie Haslett and husband Bob of NC., Susan Schwab and husband David of FL., Christy Benson and husband Larry of FL., Stephen Smalley and wife Debbie of Oil City, Mike Murphy and wife Kitty of MD., Also, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and a  special niece Cindy Applegate, and several nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents and late husbands, she is preceded in death by a brother William Cyphert, a  sister Bessie “Toots” Cyphert, and a granddaughter Melanie Benson and a great granddaughter Kristi VanWormer

The Reinsel Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Private Interment

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