Murphey, Patricia

Patricia (Patty) Louise Murphey, 71, a resident of Morenci Mich., died Dec. 18, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo after an extended illness.

She was born Apr. 26, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of George Junior Murphey and Fay Leora (Santemire) Murphey. In 1955 she married Myron LeVeck and they had two sons and a daughter. Following their divorce, she married Jon Green and they had one son. After that marriage ended, she took as her final husband Lynn Elarton and they had one son.

Patty enjoyed her garden, cats and home and was an avid reader and correspondent throughout her life. She was a faithful attendee of her son’s church,  Bedford Christian Community, of Temperance, via the internet webcast.

She is survived by one adopted brother, Ben (and Barb) Santemire of Indianapolis, Ind.; four children,  Mark (and Tricia) LeVeck of Belleville, Ill., Steve (and Darlene) LeVeck of Grand Haven, Mich., Pam (and Kevin) Arquette of Morenci, and Rev. Nathan (and Wendy) Elarton of Temperance, Mich. Patricia had 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death are her parents; step-father Harley Ford; a son, Patrick Green; and two grandchildren.

Patricia was a client with Hospice of Lenawee County, and The Hospice Center of Northwestern Ohio.

Arrangements for her requested cremation are being handled by Purse Funeral Home in Adrian Mich., with a graveside memorial planned at 2 p.m. April 25 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.