News Death Notice

MURPHY, Betty J. 79, of New Lebanon, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014. Born in Mt. Sterling, KY, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert & Fannie Mae (Moore) Peyton. A 1950 graduate of Mt. Sterling High School, she attended the Sherwood Music School in Chicago; and was a graduate of the Kentucky Business College. Betty was a talented pianist and also taught piano for a number of years. She worked for 17 years at Rikes-Lazarus Department Store at the Salem Mall. Survived by husband of 59 years Albert L. Murphy: son Brian Murphy (Carri) of Germantown: grandchildren Brandy Bicknell (Bill) and Heather Laino (Jake) all of New Lebanon, OH; Courtney Logan Murphy and Jimmy B. Murphy both of Germantown: great grandchildren Katie and Suzie Bicknell, and Orianna and Olivia Laino: sister Pauline Wells of Mt. Sterling: nephew and nieces Bobby, Phyllis and Linda: uncle J.T. Ginter of Mt. Sterling. Visitation from 4-7 pm Wed., Jan. 29, 2014 at the Robt. L. Crooks Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens - 3377 US Rt. 35 - West Alexandria. Burial in the Murphy Family Cemetery in Ezel, KY on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Graveside Service 11 am. Memorial contributions may be made to the . or the Alzheimers Assn. Online condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Robert L. Crooks Funeral Center
3377 U.S. 35 E. West Alexandria, OH 45381
(937) 839-4476

Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 28, 2014