Betty J. Murray, 88, of Hagerstown, joined her recently departed husband of 65 years, Herschel, in the presence of their Lord on Wednesday morning, September 12, 2018, following a lengthy bout with Alzheimer’s. She was born in Mooreland, IN on July 2, 1930 to James and Joyce (Lutz) Williams.
Betty was a devoted minister’s wife and passionate encourager, enjoying music in all it’s forms, especially singing in the choirs at the various churches Herschel pastored. She was employed at Taylor University for seventeen years and retired from the Hamilton Bank in 1994.
Survivors include three children, Joyce Kierstead, David Murray (Connie), and Janelle Monin (Robert); four grandchildren, TR Knight (Angie), Chris Bradford, Joe Monin and Leslie Bullock (Paul); four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Emerson (Bud) Williams, and three sisters, Maxine (Edstene) Stroberg, Eileen Hultz and Marilyn Hamm.
Visitation will be 10 AM to 12 noon on Saturday, September 15, at Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. Services will follow at 12 noon. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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