Tonya Renee Murdock 46, of Columbus, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011 in Joplin following a period of illness.

Tonya was born August 3, 1964 in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of William Thomas and Barbara Ann (Randall) Trotter.

She graduated from Columbus High School in 1982. She married Larry Murdock on March 25, 1993.

She worked for Ace Electric, Calibrated Forms and owned and operated “The Office” in Columbus for several years. Tonya enjoyed listening to music.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; two daughters, Tera Michelle Wary of Joplin, Mo. and Ashley Nicole Brooks of Joplin, Mo.; granddaughter, Addison Renee Purvis of Joplin; parents, Tom and Barbara Trotter of Weir; sister, Stephanie Diane Speer and husband Justin of Baxter Springs; brother, Christopher Todd Trotter and wife Carrie of Kansas City, Mo.; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends,

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2011 in the Murdock Funeral Chapel, 132 E. Pine, Columbus, KS 66725. with Eric Hurd officiating. Interment will follow in Park Cemetery.