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

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Wellsville, Ohio 43968
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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 07, 2021
    Daniel Winston says:
    My deepest condolences to the Family of Mayor Nancy Murray. As the President of the Columbiana County Young Democrats I have been able to enjoy some great conversations with Mayor Nancy. She was truly a friend to our organization and gave us a lot of wisdom as we started our group. As a candidate for State Representative in this county Nancy helped me so much with word of encouragement… CCYD and I will be forever grateful to this wonderful civil servant…

  • July 07, 2021
    Pastor Darren Rogers First Baptist Church Wellsville Ohio says:
    To The Murray Family, We were saddened to hear of the loss of Mayor Nancy Murray. On behalf of myself, Pastor Darren J. Rogers, and the First Baptist Family we would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family. May the love of our Savior and family surround you giving strength today and in the days ahead. We realize it is always hard to lose a family member regardless of the circumstances. Know that death is not an end, but a transition to a place free of pain and suffering. The word of God reminds us in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought a good fight, finished the course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” We pray that God’s love, grace, and peace will be with you. Humbly Submitted, Pastor Darren J. Rogers Sr. First Baptist Church Wellsville OH

  • July 07, 2021
    Judy Baker says:
    I’m so sorry - You might remember me - I worked with your Mom at ODJFS for many years. She was a wonderful friend and I treasured her friendship. I visited with her a year or so ago at her house. Please give Irene my sympathy too.

  • July 08, 2021
    Morgan Bentley says:
    So sorry for your loss and prayers for all... Nancy was a very sweet and kind person... Always loving and caring for family and friends.. She'll be greatly missed but never forgotten...

  • July 11, 2021
    Janet Taggart says:
    Nancy and I became friends at the Welfare Office. As she went on with her journey in politics, I didn't see her as much. When she was diagnosed with cancer, I saw her at village hall. She looked so good with that big smile she always had and the ball cap on her head. She told me she was doing fine except right after she had her treatment. Well three years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. After the shock, my first thought was to be like Nancy. Keep a smile on my face, talk positive when I meet someone and cover my head. It grows back. She was a role model for me as well as a friend. She was the best person for Wellsville when the need was greatest. So very sorry for you loss. Nancy will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.