On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Ann Kump Murphy Finley, loving mother of five children, passed away at her home in Marlinton, at age 80, at the end of a well-lived life.
Born November 9, 1939, in Elkins, she was the third of six children to her beloved father and mother, Cyrus and Hazel Turner Kump. She was a granddaughter of Governor Herman Guy Kump.
Ann battled polio in her youth, spending much time at Warm Springs, Georgia. Those years formed a fierce spirit, a love of people, and a value for life that extended to everyone she met.
She had a passion for the water. Swimming, diving, beachcombing, and body surfing were all fair game. She loved riding her horse, occasionally in places normally off limits. She was an avid reader, often taking a book to the pool or beach. She loved to travel and, after living throughout the United States, chose to return home to the Mountain State for her final years.
Ann graduated from West Virginia University in 1962 and began her career as a Social Worker in 1966, helping families and children professionally until her retirement in 1999. Her passion for helping people and animals continued throughout her life.
Ann loved her family and her friends, having a deep caring and concern for all who entered her circle.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel Burford; a grandson, Seth Murphy; and her husband, George Finley.
She is survived by her sister, Meredith Beaver; three brothers Bill, Guy and Kerr Kump; five children, Scott Murphy, and wife, Katie, Becky Bennett, and husband, Keith, Matt and Mark Murphy and Jennifer Dunz, and husband, Brad; grandchildren Tessa Murphy, Dustin Bennett, Brock Bennett, Addison Murphy, Benjamin Dunz, Dillon Dunz, Aliyah Murphy and Alaina Murphy; a great-grandson, Chandler Bennett; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Friday, January 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. at Tomblyn Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. David Bower, Rev. Mr. Raymond Godwin and Pastor David Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Beverly Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Pocahontas County, 410 Second Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954.