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Messenger Jr., Russell D. "Buzz"  
Russell D. "Buzz" Messenger Jr. MARION: Russell D. "Buzz" Messenger, Jr., age 78, of Marion passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015, in his residence. He was born on April 10, 1937 in Marion, Ohio to the late Russell D. and Edna O. (Palmer) Messenger. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1955. Russ served in the U.S.Army and was a member of VFW Post #3313, American Legion Post #584, and AmVets # 138. He worked for 17 years with B.F.Goodrich and went on to work for 27 years at the Whirlpool Corp. before retiring in 1999. The lifelong Marion resident is survived by two sons, Russell J. (Tammy S.) Messenger and Steven L. Messenger, both of Marion, OH; two daughters, Andrea (Matthew Casto) Gibson of Marion, OH and Melene Jeannette Ruiz, of Panama; a brother, James (Betty) Messenger, of Missouri; three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Lisa Messenger. Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home today, Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM. and Wednesday from 12:00 Noon until service time at 1:00 PM. Pastor Dwight Hord will conduct the service and burial will be in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens. The Marion County Veterans Council will conduct military honors. Donations may be made to any veterans organization in Russ's name. Online condolences may be sent
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Published in the Marion Star on Sept. 1, 2015

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Murphy, Jack Eugene  
Jack Eugene Murphy MARION: Jack Eugene Murphy, age 72, of Marion passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at 7:06 PM in the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on September 13, 1942 to the late Raymond "Wayne" and Helen (Gatts) Murphy. Jack married the former Dorothy "Dottie" Laposki in Columbus, Ohio on October 21, 1968 and she survives in Marion. He attended Delphos Jefferson High School in Delphos, Ohio. Jack retired from Marion City Transit and worked as a CDL bus trainer and bus driver. He was a member of the Prospect Street United Methodist Church. He enjoyed wood carving and travel. Jack was a member of the Oliver Lodge #0447 in Caledonia, Ohio and The Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus. Jack served in the U.S.Navy and was also a counselor at the Community Recovery Center. He is survived by his wife; Dorothy, two daughters, Amy (Steven) Klehm and Kelly Murphy both of Marion, OH., two sons, Shawn (Kelly) Murphy of Fostoria, OH. and Tim Murphy of Findlay, OH. One son, Michael William Murphy preceded him in death. He was also grandpa to Brittany and Abbey Larson of Marion and Heather and Michael Murphy of Findlay. Friends may call at the Boyd-Born Funeral Home on Friday, August 28, 2015, from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM. Pastor Therese Layman will conduct the memorial service and burial will be at a later date in the Caledonia Cemetery.
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Published in the Marion Star on Aug. 27, 2015
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