Kathryn Ellen Murphy

Kathryn Ellen Murphy, 62, of Marietta, passed away on Thursday (March 13, 2014). Born in Youngstown, Ohio, on Oct. 7, 1951.

Kathryn is the daughter of the late Ralph Murphy and Helen Firestone Murphy of Marietta. In addition to her mother she is survived by her brother, Gary and wife, Debbie, of Marietta; two nephews, Shawn and Austin Murphy, both of Columbus, Ohio; and her life partner, Theresa Ruppert, of York, Pa.

Kathryn served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was full of life and had a heart of gold. Her gifts were quietly made throughout her entire life to those in need. Her cherished pets will miss her dearly. A celebration of life will be private.