Bernadean Murphy

Bernadean Murphy (Dearth)

Thursday, March 10th, 1921 - Monday, April 20th, 2020
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Bernadean Murphy, 99, of Marietta, Ohio, died on Monday, April 20, 2020, at Selby General Hospital. She was born on March 10, 1921, in Cornerville, Ohio to Thomas and Ella Matheny Dearth.

Bernadean was a member of The Basilica of St. Mary the Assumption, American Legion Auxiliary and past member of the VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter in law, Janet McBride; two step children, John Murphy Jr. (Isabel) and Sister Nancy Murphy, DC; four grandchildren, Sherry Leach (Jamie), Bobby Thomas, Misty McBride and Stephen McBride; and two step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her two sons, Donald and Gale; first husband Donald McBride in 1978; second husband, John Murphy in 2015; brother, Arthur Dearth; four sisters, Genevieve Bogard, Catherine Carpenter, Edith Wendelkin, and Jean Pritchet; and two grandchildren, Michael and Terri McBride.

Abiding with government recommendations for social distancing during the COVID-19 Pandemic, private burial will be in Valley Cemetery. There will be no visitation or greeting of friends and extended family at this time. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later time.

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  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 20th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, June 20th, 2020 5:00pm
    K of C Hall
    312 Franklin Street
    Marietta, OH 45750
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  • Interment

    Valley Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Karen Carpenter Soulis

Posted at 08:57am
Aunt Bernadean was one heck of a lady, Loved her greatly! Karen Carpenter

Jane Osborne Posted at 10:22pm

I worked at Peebles and helped Bernadean frequently. She was such an amazing woman. She always said I was her favorite girl at the "dress shop." One of the many memories I have of her was at the levy downtown. She and her husband had walked down for ice cream. My husband and I had also stopped by the levy for ice cream too. We introduced our spouses to each other and sat and visited for a bit. She had a bandage on her leg and I asked her what happened. Her reply was she had tripped over a bucket while she was scrubbing her deck! She was in her nineties and out doing that type of work! What a lady! She was so amazing and blessed to be able to drive for so long. I am thankful to have known her and my deepest condolences to her family. She loved you all so much! I'm sure there is a little of her in each of you.

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