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Susan Seits Murphey

March 23, 1963 March 10, 2020
Susan Seits Murphey
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Susan A. Seits Murphey, 56, of Columbus died early Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Kobacker House where she was under hospice care for breast cancer.

She was born March 23, 1963 in Bucyrus to the late William A. and Shirley M. (Clinger) Seits. She graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1981 where she was active in Bucyrus Players and established lifelong friendships. She later pursued the funeral profession, graduating from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where she was president of Delta Gamma Pi sorority. She worked for Strawser Funeral Home and Staley-Crowe Funeral Home before moving with her family to Columbus where she was a homemaker and theater mom. Susan was an avid book reader and met H. Allen Murphey II when he was working at Little Professor Book Store in Cincinnati. They were married in 1999 and he preceded her in death in 2018.

Susan will be remembered for her enthusiastic love for family and friends. She gathered friends at every point and place of her life, and she kept them. She enjoyed going with her friends to farmers markets, eating out, day trips, crafts, and both spontaneous and planned reunions. Susan also enjoyed the solitude of getting lost in a great book or True Crime drama on TV and the company of her pets, Moonie the cat and Calvin the dog. Before moving from Bucyrus, she sang in the choir at Good Hope Lutheran Church and she was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran in Cincinnati. Her daughter was the joy of her life and she loved being there for Paige and her friends.

Susan is survived by, her daughter, Paige Murphey and siblings, Kathy (Tom) Noblit, John R. Seits, and Barbara Loyd. “Aunt BB” will also be missed by her niece, Emily (David) Hite and their daughter, Mazie; aunt, Marjorie Morgan; cousins, Jan (Al) Fulton and Mike (Michelle) Hubble; along with many dear friends and extended family.

In addition to her parents and husband of 19 years, Susan was preceded in death by sister, Patricia Seits and William P. Seits.
Services for Susan will be held at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 129 W. Charles St., Bucyrus on Friday, March 13, 2020. Family will receive friends from 12 Noon until 1:50 pm and her funeral will begin at 2:00 pm with Pastor Larry Donner officiating. Her burial in Oakwood Cemetery will take place privately.

Donations can be made payable to Kathy Noblit and will be applied to Paige’s 529 college savings plan. These gifts can be given at the church or through Wise Funeral Service, 129 W. Warren St., Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Memories and photos can be shared on Susan’s Tribute Wall.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

13

Mar

12:00 PM 3/13/2020 12:00:00 PM - 1:50 PM 3/13/2020 1:50:00 PM
Good Hope Lutheran Church

129 W. Charles St.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Good Hope Lutheran Church
129 W. Charles St. Bucyrus 44820 OH
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

13

Mar

2:00 PM 3/13/2020 2:00:00 PM
Good Hope Lutheran Church

129 W. Charles St.
Bucyrus, OH 44820

Good Hope Lutheran Church
129 W. Charles St. Bucyrus 44820 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakwood Cemetery (at a later date) Final Resting Place

835 Kaler Ave
Bucyrus, OH 44820

835 Kaler Ave Bucyrus 44820 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Kathy Noblit

to fund Paige's 529 College Savings Plan
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