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John Edward Murray

August 21, 1936 — July 2, 2022

Bluffton, OH

John Edward Murray, 85, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, Ohio.

John was born August 21, 1936 in Bluffton to the late Clayton and Ruby (Beery) Murray.  On March 16, 1968 he married Barbara Ann (Leffler) Murray who preceded him in death on March 1, 2003.

Mr. Murray went to school in Bluffton.  He worked at The Robin Rogers School in Lima, where he met his wife, Barbara.  He worked at the Ottawa Valley Tuberculosis Hospital in Lima, and for 37 years he worked at St. Rita’s Medical Center.  He was a member of the Mercy Club at St. Rita’s.  He helped to organize the Adle Disabled Club of Lima in 1956.  John was a member of Bluffton Lions Club, and the Senior Citizens of Bluffton.  He was on the Save The Bluffton Town Hall Committee in 2006, and the Bluffton Sesquicentennial Committee in 2010 – 2011.  John was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.  He loved is family and many friends.

He is survived by his son, Christopher R. Murray Sr. of Clearwater, FL; daughter, Jennifer A. (Brian) Tate of Lima, OH; four grandchildren: Francis Nicholas Murray, Christopher Robin Murray, Seth Alan Murray, and Carrie Ann Tate; and two great-grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother, Robert Clayton Murray in 1917.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.  The funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 at the funeral home.  Chaplain Herb Wilker will officiate.  Burial will follow at Zion Mennonite Cemetery, West of Bluffton.

Memorial contributions may be made to The First Mennonite Church or Bluffton Public Library.

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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Funeral Service

Friday, July 8, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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