Jean (Mounts) Murphy

July 21, 1923 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 97)


Jean “Mounts” Murphy of Edgarton, WV passed away Saturday November 14, 2020 at her residence. She was born July 21, 1923 at Vulcan, WV the daughter of the late Leamon and Mary “Layne” Mounts. She was 97 years old.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Amos Murphy, two sisters: Naomi Mounts and Hazel Sharpton, and a grandson: Van Curtis Murphy.

Jean was a retired teacher having taught over forty years in the Pike County KY School System. Her friends and students knew her best as Mrs. Jean. She was also a score keeper for the Majestic Coalfield Baseball League and a volunteer at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center of Phelps. Jean enjoyed playing piano in church and was a Christian woman of the Church of God faith. She also enjoyed listening to country music, reading, and telling stories of her childhood.

Survivors remaining to honor her memory include two sons: Larry (Vanda) Murphy of Mooresburg, TN and James (Janice) Murphy of Looneyville, WV, a daughter: Hazel (Nick) Frazier of Paintsville, KY, seven grandchildren: David Murphy, Mark Murphy, Michelle Stumbo, Alan Bradley Frazier, Daniel Layne Frazier, Bryan Foster Frazier, and Michael Murphy, twelve great grandchildren: Tyler, Kaylee, Kayci, Katie, Kaden, Ashley, Sydney, Morgan, Stephen, Channing, Anna Carol, and Matthew. Jean is also survived by a host of other family, nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY, Wednesday November 18, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. with the Reverend Richard McKinney officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens of Huddy, KY with grandsons: David & Mark Murphy, Daniel Stumbo, Brad, Daniel, & Bryan Frazier serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening 6:00-10:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY. The Guestbook may be signed at


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November 17, 2020

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
November 18, 2020

1:00 PM
Jones & West Funeral Home
37035 State Highway 194 E
Phelps, KY 41553

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