Betty L. Murray

Born: Thu., Aug. 3, 1922
Died: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

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 Betty L. Murray, 97, of Greenfield, passed away, Monday, November 11, 2019 at her residence.

  She was born August 3, 1922 in Montpelier, IN to Russ Harris and Iona (Brickley) Harris.

  On January 27, 1945, she married C. Vaughn Murray and he preceded her in death on January 1, 2018.

  Betty is survived by her son, Dr. Terry Murray (Beth) of Normalville, PA; daughter, Judy Smoll of Greenfield, grandchildren, Brian (Kelly) Murray, SC, Tammy (Chad) Coughenour, Greenfield, Trent (Donielle) Smoll, Greenfield, Brad (Debbie) Murray, OH, Joy (Kip) Adams, Greenfield, Tina (Adam) Hopkins, VA, Brittany (Tim) Campbell, AK, Nicole Murray, MN, Chase (Sara) Murray, IA, and Jordan Murray, IA, and 22 great-grandchildren.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son and daughter-in-law, Mick and Julie; infant son, Douglas, son-in-law, David Smoll, and infant great-grandson, Braeden Smoll.

  Betty graduated from Chester Center High School in 1941.  She was a lifelong homemaker.

  Betty was a member of the Swayzee St. Evangelical United Brethern Church from 1952 -1960.  Her husband was the Pastor of the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Daleville, IN from 1961-1968 and the Trinity Community Church in Daleville, IN from 1968-1983.

  Betty loved to make quilts, mow her yard, and plant flowers.  Her greatest joy was taking care of her family.  She loved their family vacations to the Outerbanks of North Carolina, where her children and grandchildren gathered.

  Inurnment will be in Miller Cemetery, Wells County, Poneto, IN. at a later date.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, Needles of Faith, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield, IN 46140.

  Funeral Directors, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Murray family.

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Dave and Florence Mowrey
   Posted Tue November 12, 2019
Judy and Terry and family,
We know you will miss her, as you celebrate her home-going. She was a wonderful example of a Christ-follower to so many people over these many years. She had a beautiful laugh and a beautiful spirit. We were blessed to know both Betty and Vaughn and to have had the benefit of their love and wisdom.
My favorite memory is kind of goofy: Betty was talking about having to buy jeans for Mick every two months the year he was 15--he just started growing like the proverbial weed. I believe she ended up buying 2 pair at a time and then they would be too short before they even stopped being new! (It turned out to be a good warning for a family who produced 3 sons who also stretched out quickly--thankfully, not as quickly as Mick did!!)

Buzz Krohn
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Dear Judy, Trent & Joy
Your Mom (Grandmother) was always such a joy to be around. I remember seeing her (with Vaughn) so many times when they would stop by City Hall to see their lovely daughter. Betty and Vaughn were wonderful people, loving parents & grandparents and were so proud of all of you. My heart goes out to you all. Take comfort in knowing that they are reunited with each other in God's home. God bless you all!

Don Ruse
   Posted Thu November 14, 2019
Our sympathy in the passing of your mother. We always enjoyed visiting with her when she and your dad came for a visit to Liberty Baptist Church. What a sweet and godly lady! She and your dad left quite a Christian heritage which is being passed on to future generations. You were blessed to have her as your mother, and we were blessed to have her as a friend.
We are praying for you and your families.
Janie and Don Ruse

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