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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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