Joan "Jo" Murray

September 5, 1923 - June 20, 2018
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Joan “Jo” Helen Murray, 94, of New Philadelphia, passed away under the care of Community Hospice in New Dawn Nursing Home on June 20, 2018 following a short period of declining health.

Born in Columbus on September 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Kenkel) Altermatt. Jo graduated fr…

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Joan “Jo” Helen Murray, 94, of New Philadelphia, passed away under the care of Community Hospice in New Dawn Nursing Home on June 20, 2018 following a short period of declining health.

Born in Columbus on September 5, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Catherine (Kenkel) Altermatt. Jo graduated from Holy Rosary High School. Jo also attended The Ohio State University for nurses’ training.

Jo married the love of her life, the late Dr. Ernest Leroy Murray, Jr. Together they were blessed with the birth of two sons, Doug and Ron.

Jo’s faith was nurtured at Sacred Heart Church where she was a member of the LCBA. She was a member of the Chestnut Society, where she served as a board member, and the Chi Omega Sorority. For more than 50 years, Jo gave generously of her time with the Union Hospital Auxillary. She loved playing bridge with her friends and enjoyed many wonderful weekends with her Sticky Wicket group.

She will be deeply missed by her sons, Doug Murray and Ron Murray, both of New Philadelphia; her sister, Martha Cella of Columbus, her grandchildren, Jason (Rachel) Murray of Wooster and Rachel Devine of Seattle, Washington; great-grandchildren, Liam and Olivia Murray; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jo was preceded in passing by her twin brother, Jack Altermatt; and three sisters.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM A service celebrating Jo’s life will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2018 in the funeral home chapel beginning at 10:30 AM with Father Jeff Coning officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery at New Philadelphia.

Memorial contributions in Jo’s memory may be directed to either Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave. SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or Sacred Heart Church, 139 3rd St. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 25, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia

Address:

Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Reception Information

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

139 Fair Avenue NE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: September 5, 1923
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Peggy Pritz-Trolio posted on 6/24/18

Doug and Ron, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Mother. Jo was a unique lady with unending charm and wit and a caring friend to many. I am blessed to have had her loving friendship. She was, indeed, a special friend and her angelic ways of bringing happiness to those she touched will be deeply missed. Jo now is a heavenly angel who, I believe, is watching over us, spiritually. May your memory be eternal, dear Jo.

 

Bob & Dawn Buehler posted on 6/24/18

Doug, so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Peggy Cox Regan posted on 6/24/18

The community has lost a generous contributor in time and money. I have lost a dear, dear friend. Condolences to the family.

 

MR. & DR. KEVIN B. (DENISE MCENROE) PETITTE posted on 6/23/18

Our Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts And Prayers To All!

 

Patricia Conde posted on 6/23/18

Blessings for a beautiful life lived and for the adventure in the next one. And for the cheer you brought to the people who crossed your path.

 

Merry and Doug Lipscomb posted on 6/23/18

Ron, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

 

Sue & Ken Hawkins posted on 6/22/18

Doug and Ron You have our deepest sympathy. She lived life to the fullest!!

 

Esther L Ford posted on 6/22/18

My Condolences to the Family of such an amazing women.My Prayers are with you all during these trying times.

 

Jim & Kim Bird posted on 6/22/18

Doug, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

 

Ana Veria posted on 6/22/18

My condolences.

 

Sharon Dietz posted on 6/22/18

Such a special friend. She will certainly be missed. Sharon Dietz

 

Robert & Tammi Everett posted on 6/22/18

Dear Murray Family, Tammi and I send our deepest sympathy to all of you, with the passing of Jo. She was always a bright, shining star to see and speak with. My favorite memory is seeing her a the Elk's and getting her a couple pickled eggs from the salad bar as I made my way past her table. I would never forget her or the eggs, as it became a custom. She seemed to love it and of course, it was such a pleasure to see her happy. She will be missed by many, as she certainly made her mark in our communities. Sending condolences, Robert & Tammi Everett

 

Mike & Jackie Ley posted on 6/22/18

We have moved South, but I just wanted Doug and the family to know what a classy lady your Mom was to Jackie & I throughout the years we were friends. Always a smile, always a kind word. She will be missed by all. Our best to all the family. Mike & Jackie Ley

 

Dana Mackey posted on 6/21/18

Jo shined such a bright light and was a good friend to so many. We will miss her. Sending prayers. Love, Dana Mackey

 

Steph Turnbull Wills posted on 6/21/18

Loved Jo and Ernie...great friends of my parents...they always had fun times....Jo was a great friend to my mom.

 

Brenda Jenkins posted on 6/21/18

So sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was a special lady!

 

Karen Graeff posted on 6/21/18

Doug, I’m so sorry for your loss, she wa a great lady and will be missed.

 

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