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Kay Osborne Murphy

July 27, 1939 – MArch 1, 2023

Kay Osborne Murphy

The family of Kay O. Murphy is sad to announce her passing on March 1, 2023.

She was surrounded in love by her family and friends. She loved life and all things beautiful.

Kay was born in Stryker, OH to Robert Osborne and Alice Osborne. Kay married Dennis Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio on August 13, 1960, in Toledo, Ohio after completing college at Toledo University. Dennis and Kay met at Mt. Healthy High School where Kay started the drill team called the “Sparkettes.”

Kay was active in community theatre, served as a cheerleading advisor and choreographer for Greenhills High School. She enjoyed playing clarinet with her father in the American Legion Band and Wyoming Winds.

She was a loving, caring mother of Tracey (Jeff) Wells, Michele (Mark) Armstrong, and Heather (Missy) Murphy. She was a grandmother to Mallory, Spencer, Brian, Emma, and Katherine. She was a step-grandmother to Allison, AJ, Amanda, and Abby. She also had two beloved and spoiled dogs- Angel and Buster.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a truly wonderful woman who will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Donations can be made at https://donate.cancer.org

Guest Book

“Dear Dennis and family… My sincere condolence to you and your family!! Kay was a lifelong friend from the sixth grade. We shared many good times over the years and she will be missed. She is at peace and would want you to carry on and remember all the good memories over the 62 years! Most sincerely, Jack Zinselmeier Asheville, NC”

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“So sorry for your loss, Dennis. Great lady. I have many fond memories of Ozzie sitting across from me in band. Great clarinet player and class mate. Glad she was able to continue on with her music in bands. Prayers be with you and your family. May you have many good memories to look upon.”

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