Cora Marie Guenther Murphy Burnette of De Valls Bluff passed away Thursday, March 30, 2023. She was the daughter of David and Lillian Guenther (deceased) of De Valls Bluff and wife of George H. Murphy (deceased) of 26 years and James Burnette (deceased) of 26 years; three children, Linda (David) Phillips of De Valls Bluff, Kenny (Sandy) Murphy of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Carl (Peggy) Murphy of DeValls Bluff; five brothers, Donald Guenther (deceased), David (Shorty) Guenther (deceased), Jimmy Guenther (deceased), Wayne Guenther (deceased), and Charles Lynn Guenther; three sisters, Alice Snyder, Betty Ann Cruthis of Hunter, Arkansas and Virginia Faye Todd (deceased).
Cora Marie (Aunt Reedy) Guenther was born April 15, 1929 in Hazen, Arkansas and was a premmy weighing around 4 pounds. She grew up on the farm helping her dad bale hay, milk the cows and work in the garden. She attended Idlewild School until old enough to attend Hazen school where she graduated and living with her grandparents, Tom and Lucille Gaddy.
Cora Marie was 17 when she met George H. Murphy at a baseball game in De Valls Bluff and they were soon married. Cora Marie had three children which were raised in De VallsBluff. She worked for the Brinkley hospital for several years and also worked in the De Valls Bluff school kitchen until all three of her children graduated and returned to work once more for the Brinkley hospital. In 1973, she lost her first husband of 26 years and remained unmarried until 1979 when she married Frank James Burnette. They were also married for 26 years until his death.
Cora Marie loved her children and grandchildren and loved having them visit her. She also loved flowers of all kinds.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Monday, April 3, 2023 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in DeValls Bluff, Arkansas.