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Mary Pat Murphy

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Mary Pat Murphy, age 87 of Fairborn, died May 2, 2015, in Dayton. Her husband Edward preceded her in death. Survived by children: Pat Chambers (Jerri), Chris Murphy (Susan) and Kevin Murphy (Lisa); grandchildren Will, Meghan, Jill, Sean, Ryan and great-grandson Connor.

A member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairborn, she leaves a host of church friends and close neighbors who were instrumental in her care and well-being. We wish to give a special thanks to the doctors and the staff on the Heart and Vascular Intensive Care unit at the Miami Valley Hospital.

A military spouse, Mary served alongside her husband, who was active duty for 35 years, moving her family many times and always managing the change with a smile. She set up a home in each country she was in and made friends with any and all people she came into contact with.

She was a great mom and will be sorely missed.

The family received friends on Tuesday May 5, at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home in Fairborn. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 6, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairborn, with Pastor Arthur M. Casci officiating, followed by entombment in the Byron Cemetery Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Disabled American Veterans at or at 2410 Mechanicsburg Road, Springfield, OH 45503.

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