Elsbeth "Betty" Marietta Murphy

Elsbeth “Betty” Marietta Murphy, 80, of New Galilee, formerly of Beaver Falls, passed away on Friday morning, September 16, 2011 at Majors Manor in New Castle.

She was born in Aliquippa on May 7, 1931 to the late Brent Sharps and the late Mabel Chidester Sharps. She was a graduate of Aliquippa High School and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Rochester Elks Lodge #283 and enjoyed making crafts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond D. Murphy, as well as three brothers and a sister.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Connie Oshop-Keith, with whom she lived, and a son, Charles Lee Marietta of Washington, D.C. Seven grandchildren also survive: Mikal and Travis Oshop of Darlington, Tennille Oshop at home, Tia (and Ben) Kaufman of Cheyenne, WY, Desarai (and Fred) Porada of New Waterford, OH, and Noah and Rebecca Marietta of Washington, DC, as well as seven great grandchildren, a brother, and a sister.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Saturday, September 24, 2011 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Interment will be in Kingwood, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to K-9 S.O.S. or to Paws with a Cause.

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