Ruby Arlene Murphy Shairrick, 94, of Crossett, passed away on May 7, 2018.
She was born in Union County and was the daughter of the late Davis and Evie Murphy.
Mrs. Shairrick and her eight siblings grew up working on the family farm picking vegetables and cotton. At the age of 18, she was swept off her feet by a young gentleman by the name of Monroe Shairrick and soon secretly eloped.
She loved her title as wife and mother to six children and assumed the role as the God-loving matriarch for her family. She was a member of Freedom Ministries and enjoyed cooking, working in her flower gardens, reading her Bible, and spending time with her family which she loved dearly, but her greatest love was for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mrs. Shairrick was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Monroe Shairrick; a daughter, Becky “Sissy” Henry; a grandson, Rick Shairrick; three brothers, Harold, Bill, and Joe Murphy; and a sister, Hazel Roberts.
Survivors include four sons, Larry Shairrick of Camden, Don Shairrick and wife, Sherma, of Benton, Brent Shairrick and wife, Jan, of Crossett, and Joe Shairrick and wife, Debbie, of Hamburg; one daughter, Rhonda Hein of Crossett; two brothers, Troy Murphy of Urbana, and Gene Murphy and wife, Shirley, of Bossier City, Louisiana; two sisters, Nelda Wooten of Smackover, and Patsy Rodgers of El Dorado; one son-in-law, Bobby Henry; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a special caregiver, Judy Ricks; and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W, Crossett.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at the Green Grove Cemetery near Urbana with Bro. Charlie Murphy, and Bro. Casey Peterson officiating.
Pallbearers are Billy Shairrick, Michael Shairrick, Conley Shairrick, Riley Culp, Ethan Culp, and Bobby Travis.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.