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Dorothy “Dottie” Elaine Murphy, 88

September 01, 2022

Dorothy “Dottie” Elaine Murphy, 88, of Columbia, formerly of Lancaster, died on September 1st at Luther Acres, Lititz. Born in Lancaster, Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Martin G. Murphy. She was the daughter of the late Jacob Wilmer and Ella (Kershner) Bradley. A graduate of McCaskey High School, she was employed by Alcoa for 15 years and retired from the Lancaster County Courthouse after 15 years.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Lancaster, where she sang in the choir and volunteered in the church office.
Surviving is a son, Kevin A., married to Brenda Murphy of Ephrata, and a daughter, Ellen, married to James Thurman Shank III, of Quarryville; grandchildren, Amber Nicole, J.T. Shank IV, Garrett William Shank, Logan Cree Shank, Derek Matthew Murphy, Dalton Joshua Shank, Ty Alexander Shank, Great Grandson Landon McLaren-Shank and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Justin Andrew Murphy, and seven siblings, Richard Bradley, Ruth Ditts, Wilmer Bradley, Evelyn Haleman, Jean Alexander, Bernard Bradley and Joseph Bradley.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the Personal Care staff at St. Johns Herr Estate, the skilled nursing staff at Luther Acres, and Caring Hospice for their dedicated compassionate care of Dottie.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11AM at Lighthouse Assembly of God of New Holland, 105 Earland Dr, New Holland, PA 17557. Family and friends will be received from 10-11AM at the church on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorials may be sent to St. Johns Herr Estate Benevolent Fund.

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September 07, 2022

Aunt Dot was Dad’s youngest sister, my godmother. I’ll always treasure the memories of the cookouts, the vacations, the visits, even the babysitting. I’ll miss you, dear aunt Give everybody up there a hug for me.

September 06, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the family I loved taking care of Dottie she was very special to me we shared a lot about the Lord and I will never forget her voice when she sang in church service she was such a nice lady and will be missed.

September 06, 2022

I was the daytime charge nursery St Johs Here Personal Care for 4 years ,retired in 2018. I spent many hours caring and talking with Dottie. She was special to me. Loved her will miss visiting with her. Condolences to the family.
Tony Cicero

September 05, 2022

Ellen, I was very sorry to read about the loss of your mother.  She was such a nice and happy person. 

September 04, 2022

Ellen, Kevin & Families, 
Sending prayers as you mourn the loss of your Mom. Be well.
Molly McCaskey Linkey 

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Wednesday, September 07, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lighthouse Assembly of God of New Holland
105 Earland Dr
New Holland, Pa 17557
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