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Wanda Murphy

Wanda Lee Murphy, 70, of Linkwood, Maryland passed away on Sunday evening, October 18, 2020 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake with her family by her side.

Born in Dorchester County, Maryland on January 23, 1950, she was a daughter of the late Elizabeth Willey Mowbray and Harry Mowbray.

Wanda attended the local schools in Dorchester County.

In 1986 she married Mark W. Murphy and they made their home in Linkwood, Maryland.

Wanda wore many hats in the work force.  She was manager for many years working in food service and up until her health forced her into retirement, she was a caregiver taking care of the elderly. Before she became ill, she volunteered at the food bank that Father Bryan Glancey provided at the Episcopal Church in Hurlock for many years.  Wanda was a go getter and she never let her health issues get in her way of giving to others.

Anyone who knew Wanda knew she was a cat lover.  Her neighbors nicknamed her the “Cat Lady” and the “Cat Sheriff”. Wanda loved working in her flower garden and this year she had a beautiful vegetable garden.  Family was an important part of her life and they will miss her dearly.

She is survived by her husband Mark; sisters Brenda Busta (Robert) and Sharon Jones(Warren); brothers Steve Mowbray (Debbie), Albert D. Mowbray and her many cats.

Preceded her in death besides her parents, were brother’s Earl Meekins, Harry Mowbray, Jr., Norman Mowbray and John Mowbray.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 beginning 1:30 p.m. at Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge.  Officiating will be Pastor Steve Bloodsworth.  Burial will follow at East New Market Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wanda’s name can be sent to Kitty City Rescue, P.O. Box 1259, Cambridge, MD 21613.

To share online condolences with the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.

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Prayers to the family. Pleasant journeys, Wanda

Donna D. Abbott Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. RIP Wanda.

Don Elzey Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss,wanda was a wonderful person,and she will be missed

joan brooks Oct 24 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences to Mark and family. Wonda will be deeply missed.

Jim and Janet Gillespieie Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Roxanne Snelling Oct 23 2020 12:00 AM

Wanda hired me for my first job at Burger King. She got me into management at Burger King. She was a hard worker and really inspired my work ethic that I still have to this day. I have great memories working with her at Burger King. What a great lady!Mark & Family I am so sorry for your loss.

Chuck Hachemeister Oct 21 2020 12:00 AM

Our condolences to all the family she was a sweet hard working lady she will be missed thought and prayers!!

Kay & Greg Rhea Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

Mark, so sorry to hear about your lose. You will be in my prayers.

Ron Bromwell Oct 20 2020 12:00 AM

So very Sorry Mark & FamilySending Prayers

Joyce Marshall Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace. You and Mark were the best neighbors.

Jim and Debby Faulkner Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

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