Nancy M Murray

January 6, 1947 - July 1, 2021
Nancy M Murray

Nancy Bentley Murray, of Wellsville, OH, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Mercy Hospital.  Nancy was born in East Liverpool on January 6, 1947, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Margaret (Jenkins) Bentley. She was a 1965 graduate of Southern Local High School and resided in the area her entire life.  She was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville.

 

Nancy married Willis Murray on November 27, 1965, and from their union, two sons were born.  Nancy and Willis spent 53 years together until his death on April 13, 2018.

 

Nancy held several civil service positions throughout her lifetime.  She was employed for approximately 16 years with the Department of Human Services in Lisbon, OH.  She later began working in the office of the Auditor in East Liverpool; eventually Nancy became a member of Wellsville City Council; and finally, her most notable career, as the current Mayor of the Village of Wellsville, where she was serving her second term.  She was very accomplished in this position and was most proud of leading the village out of fiscal emergency, and doing so in the middle of the COVID-19 world health crisis.  Nancy loved Wellsville and poured her heart into her work as well as the people of her community.  

 

Above everything, Nancy loved her family.  Her greatest joy were her four grandchildren.  She loved spending time with them while watching them grow into caring, compassionate adolescents who show the same loving family values she so openly displayed.

 

Left behind to cherish her memory are: her sons, Anthony (Michelle) Murray, of Galena, OH and Justin (Michelle) Murray, of Charlotte, NC; her four beloved grandchildren: Arianna, Gabriella, Rocco, and Santino; she also leaves behind her sister, Irene Bonidie, of St. Augustine, FL.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by: her infant granddaughter, Margaret; two brothers: David and Lloyd Bentley; and sister, Mary Ruth Lamarra.  

 

Visitation will take place from 1PM-7PM,  Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- MacLean Chapel in Wellsville.  The funeral will follow at 7PM .  Burial will take place in St Elizabeth Cemetery in Wellsville.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Nancy’s name to the Wellsville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 629 Wellsville, OH  43968 

 

To view this obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences to the family, please visit carechapel.com

 


Service

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
3:19 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

Visitation

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists – MacLEAN Chapel - Directions
509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968
330-532-1553

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  • July 04, 2021
    Toni Corbisello Figley says:
    Sending condolences to Anthony, Justin, Irene and your families. She was a great person to work with. We had a lot of crazy fun times. You will be missed by so many.R.I.P. dear friend.

  • July 05, 2021
    Jim and Colleen Stevens says:
    Dear Murray Family, We are so sorry to hear the loss of Nancy! One of my fondest memories was knowing I could always come over to your house at anytime and felt welcomed. You made me feel like family! I will miss your family more than words can express! Love you all, Jim and Colleen Stevens

  • July 05, 2021
    Barbara Beverly-Horner says:
    I’m So Sorry For The loss of my friend Nancy Bentley from our high school days at Southern Local! You and family always treated me so good! My Deepest Sympathy!

  • July 05, 2021
    Skip and Linda Murray says:
    Anthony and Justin and Irene and all the Murray Family we are extremely saddened by this news of Nancy passing. She left lots of memories and always put everyone first. Her laughter was contagious. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and hope that all the tears and grief turn into smiles of remembrance of all she meant to each of you.

  • July 05, 2021
    Tina M Smith says:
    Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was saddened to hear the news. Nancy was a good neighbor to our parents, a good friend to me & more than that to the village of Wellsville. She will truly be missed. Praying for your strength in the Lord during your time of loss.