Sympathy: Mary Murray

Submitted byJay C. Treat onSat, 08/29/2020 - 9:34 pm
a candle lit for Mary Murray

Mary Murray, the mother of Julie Koontz, entered her heavenly home Wednesday night, August 19, 2020. Julie and Tracy had traveled to Ohio to spend some time with Mary, knowing it would likely be their last visit with her.

Mary E. (Sipos) Murray, January 5, 1936–August 19, 2020

The following obituary is courtesy of Roberts-Winegardner Funeral Home, New Lexington, Ohio. They also have a register book.

Mary E. Murray, age 84, passed away peacefully on August 19, 2020.

She was born on a farm in Deavertown to Julia and John Sipos and moved to Columbus after high school. After marrying Archie Murray, she moved into the New Lexington house she lived in the rest of her life. Mary spent over 25 years at Nicofibers working in the personnel department, taught religion classes at St. Rose and was a frequent lector at St. Bernard’s parish. She loved reading, walking with friends and spending time with family.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Murray, Julie (Tracy) Koontz, Char (Matt) Kochensparger, 8 grandchildren, multiple great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and by her brother, John (Shirley) Sipos.

Her grandchildren and their families were her biggest joy in life. Mary will be remembered for her welcoming nature and home, where friends and family gathered to enjoy her company and Hungarian cooking. She was well-loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

The family had a private service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Rose School, 119 West Water Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764 or Saint Rose Catholic Church, 309 North Main Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764.

Roberts-Winegardner funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, Ohio 43764 is in charge of arrangements.

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