Betty M. Murray

January 11, 1925 ‒ October 04, 2021

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Betty M. Murray, 96, of Bellville passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.

The daughter of William and Dorothy (Bair) Buskirk, Betty was born January 11, 1925 in Orrville, Ohio.  As a teenager, she first met Billy Murray, a Navy sailor, who was home on a 30 day pass.  The two continued to correspond during WWII.  Betty graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1943.  That same year Betty enlisted in the Army, working stateside as a Medical Technician caring for wounded soldiers. She was honorably discharged in 1945.  On June 15, 1946 Betty and Billy were married.  Betty acquired her cosmetology license and worked part-time as a beautician.  Her main focus and greatest pride was that of wife and mother.

Always available for her family, there wasn’t much that Betty couldn’t do.  A talented seamstress, she could design and repair outfits for her family.  A dynamic lady, there wasn’t a project too big for Betty, and she had the confidence and ability to complete it correctly.  Intentional with her children, she always had homemade desserts ready and waiting as an after school snack.

She was a member of the Bellville American Legion Post #535

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by her daughters Kerry Murray of Bellville, Judy Lowery of Bellville, Lynn (John) Apple of White House, Tennessee, and son James Murray of Bellville; grandchildren Quentin Lowery, Sean Murray, and Michael Murray; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Billy Murray; siblings William Buskirk and Ilene Justice.

Her family will receive friends Monday, October 11, 2021 from 4 pm – 7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 am.  Burial with military honors performed by the Bellville American Legion Post #535 will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Dear Kerry, Judy, Lynn, and Jim~
    Gary and I were very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  • Lynne and family, I remember staying at your home when Lynne and I were freshmen at high school. She was very nice and kind to me. Praying for you all, Kitty Black

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