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Mary Ruth (Butler) Murley

Born: Wed., Aug. 25, 1926
Died: Thu., Feb. 6, 2014


11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 08, 2014
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sun., Feb. 09, 2014
Location: Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home

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Mary Ruth Butler Murley age 87 of Burkesville, KY passed away peacefully  at her home on Thursday morning, February 06, 2014 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Mrs. Ruth was born on August 25, 1926 in Cumberland County, Kentucky to the late J.F. Butler and Cora Cary Butler.  She was, before her retirement in 1997, employed as a Kentucky Bookmobile driver in Cumberland County for 34 years, longer than anyone else in the state at that time. She a member of Leslie United Methodist Church, and most of all a loving mother.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Murley, three brothers, Terry Butler, Paul Butler, and Stanley Butler, and a brother-in-law, Bill Murley. Survivors include Four Daughters- Jo Murley of Burkesville, KY, Susan Davidson and her husband Randall of Bowling Green, KY, Deborah Keen and her husband Sam of Columbia, TN, and Judy Knowles and her husband Mark of Shelbyville, KY
One Son- Tim Murley and is wife Lisa of Bowling Green, KY
and the double first cousins of her children, Jim Murley and his wife Barbara, and Donna Karr and her husband Jerry
Her Sister- Arilla Murley of Burkesville, KY
Also surviving are 8 grandchildren: Todd(Claudine) Davidson of Burkesville, Joey(April) Davidson and Lucas(Kelly)Davidson of Bowling Green, Leigh(Tony)Kestranek of Bloomington, Indiana, Drew (Kristen) Keen, of Spring Hill, Tennessee, Brady (Lacey) Murley and Joe (Meg) Murley of Bowling Green and Joshua Knowles of Shelbyville, Kentucky and 6 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Allie, Tanner, Caroline and Warner Davidson and Seth and Sammy Kestranek.
nephews Doug and Bobby Butler, nieces Betty Norris, Virginia Graves, Sue Carter, Patsy Pierson, nephew Jim Murley and niece, Donna Karr.
Funeral Service:
Sunday, February 09, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY with Bro. Gary Cash and Bro. Bud Nettles officiating. Burial in Stockton Cemetery. Family requests visitation from 11:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. Saturday, February 08, 2014 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Todd, Joey and Lucas Davidson, Leigh Kestranek, Drew Keen, Brady and Joe Murley and Joshua Knowles.
Honorary Pallbearers Charlene Anderson, Joan Morris, Sue Ann Parrish, Betsy Rounds, Betty Lee, Marie Capps,  Randall Davidson, Sam Keen, Mark Knowles and Lisa Murley, Yolanda Finger, Kathy Adams and Ruth Norris, Dick Stockton, Margie Stockton, Nancy Shuck. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Stockton Cemetery Fund, WE CARE, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland and may be left at the funeral home

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Duanne Puckett
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
Prayers from your church family, which includes me, are surrounding you at this time.

Bonnie & Whitie Gray
   Posted Thu February 06, 2014
We were blessed to meet and visit with Ruth and knew then we were in the presence of a good, loving, intelligent and strong woman. We are thankful that memories of her and the love God has for her and each of you will sustain you, her family and friends.

Carol Kestranek
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014

TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Rich, Carol, Tim and Peyton.

On Angels Wings to her final resting place. Our Sincere Sympathies Rich, Carol, Tim and Peyton Kestranek

Lois newton
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014
Judy I am sorry that I am out of town. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you and your family be safe as you are traveling.

Linda (Wright) Basil
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014
Just to let you know I am thinking of you and your family at this time. I have many memories of the Leslie community. Among those are attending the rural school there before it was consolidated with Marrowbone School, attending Leslie Methodist Church as a small girl, being aquainted with the Murley family, attending elementary school @ Marrowbone and graduating from CCHS in the same class with you. Time has brought about many changes but old memories are forever. Mrs. Ruth is one of those memories.

Joan Kite
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014
Prayers to you Deb and your family. May the Universe wraps its arms around you can keep you safe and comforted in this time of loss. You mother hasn't left. She has risen, giving her space to create greater blessings in your life while you are here on earth. I love you. God bless.

Mindy Wright
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Mindy Wright and Kim Elliott.

Thinking of you during this time. Your friends at the ROC. Mindy, Kim, Gwen, Missy, Jeff, Christie, Judy, Nancy, Laura, Patty, Wilma, Brenda, Carol, Marcia, Ewa, Jessica, Stephanie, Cathy

John and Cathy Chowning and Joe Chat and Joyce Chowning
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family in this time of loss. Mrs. Murley was a very dear lady and beloved throughout the community of Burkesville-Cumberland County. May God bless and sustain all of her family in the coming days.

Bob & Terry Caturano
   Posted Fri February 07, 2014
We are praying for peace and comfort for each family member, friend and neighbor of Ruth Murley. When our daughter April married Joey Davidson, she gained a wonderful grandmother, and our grandchildren have had the privilege of knowing and loving their great grandmother Ruth Murley! We feel blessed to have known Ruth, and will always treasure her memory.

Audrey Neal Blackman
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
So very sorry to hear of Ruth's passing.

I was so happy to have met her a few years ago while coming down with my parents, her cousins, Lester and Helen Neal.

I am into Genealogy and she and her sister Arrilla were great help with what I was researching at the time. So very sad to see such a huge part of Cumberland County's history pass on.

My greatest condolences.

Audrey Neal Blackman
Granddaughter to Nellie Lee Butler Neal, sister to Ruth's father.

Elaine Munday
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
I work at the Taylor County Public Library in Campbellsville and was blessed to have known Ms. Ruth through library meetings. She was
a fine lady, always had a smile and a kind word. My prayers and thoughts
are with her family. Elaine Munday

Sue Cravens Stivers
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Ruth. She was always so good to me when I
lived in Cumberland County. An active member of the Leslie Homemakers
club and always willing to help other people. I admired her so much as a loving wife to her husband and mother to her children. I have so many beautiful memories of her. All family members have my deepest sympathy.
Love, Prayers and Blessings to each of you.

Richard (Cowboy)& Lydia Leach
   Posted Sat February 08, 2014
Praying for you all during this time of loss. May the memories from the past give you comfort, now and in the future.

Joyce Clark
   Posted Mon February 10, 2014
Ms Ruth was a genuine and beautiful person.Our family feels that knowing her was a wonderful gift.
We are holding her family close in our hearts and thoughts.

Joyce and Bob Clark
Teresa and Johnny Denien. The Indiana bunch
Susie and Butch Whitaker

Amy Smith
   Posted Thu February 27, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. At this difficult time please remember the Bible’s promise at Acts 24:15, “There is going to be a resurrection.” May the God of all comfort, comfort you in all your trials. – 2 Corinthians 1:3,4