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Nancy Marie Murray

January 6, 1947 - July 1, 2021

Nancy Bentley Murray, of Wellsville, OH, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Mercy Hospital.  Nancy was born in East Liverpool on January 6, 1947, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Margaret (Jenkins) Bentley. She was a 1965 graduate of Southern Local High School and resided in the area her entire life.  She was a member of the former Immaculate Conception Church of Wellsville.


Nancy married Willis Murray on November 27, 1965, and from their union, two sons were born.  Nancy and Willis spent 53 years together until his death on April 13, 2018.


Nancy held several civil service positions throughout her lifetime.  She was employed for approximately 16 years with the Department of Human Services in Lisbon, OH.  She later began working in the office of the Auditor in East Liverpool; eventually Nancy became a member of Wellsville City Council; and finally, her most notable career, as the current Mayor of the Village of Wellsville, where she was serving her second term.  She was very accomplished in this position and was most proud of leading the village out of fiscal emergency, and doing so in the middle of the COVID-19 world health crisis.  Nancy loved Wellsville and poured her heart into her work as well as the people of her community.  


Above everything, Nancy loved her family.  Her greatest joy were her four grandchildren.  She loved spending time with them while watching them grow into caring, compassionate adolescents who show the same loving family values she so openly displayed.


Left behind to cherish her memory are: her sons, Anthony (Michelle) Murray, of Galena, OH and Justin (Michelle) Murray, of Charlotte, NC; her four beloved grandchildren: Arianna, Gabriella, Rocco, and Santino; she also leaves behind her sister, Irene Bonidie, of St. Augustine, FL.


In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was preceded in death by: her infant granddaughter, Margaret; two brothers: David and Lloyd Bentley; and sister, Mary Ruth Lamarra.  


Visitation will take place from 1PM-7PM,  Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- MacLean Chapel in Wellsville.  The funeral will follow at 7PM .  Burial will take place in St Elizabeth Cemetery in Wellsville.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Nancy’s name to the Wellsville High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 629 Wellsville, OH  43968 


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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists - MacLEAN Chapel

509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Time: 3:19 pm


Care Funeral and Cremation Specialists - MacLEAN Chapel

509 Riverside Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968

Cemetery Information


St. Elizabeth Cemetery

Wilson Avenue
Wellsville, Ohio 43968

Donation Information

Wellsville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund

PO Box 629
Wellsville, OH 43968

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