Helen J. Murray

November 10, 1946 - January 6, 2021

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Helen J. (Lemaster) Murray, 74 of Cable, Ohio went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Springfield Regional Medical Center.

Helen was born November 10, 1946 in Chandlersville, Kentucky the daughter of the late Dorsey and Easter (Woods) Lemaster. She was an active member of the Marysville Freewill Baptist Church. The most important part in Helen's Christian life was serving the Lord. She had a special gift of teaching God's Love to the children she loved for over twenty faithful years. Helen enjoyed sending encouraging cards to her church congregation for special occasions. She also served as the church Reporter of the Ambassador. Helen was an excellent cook. Everyone enjoyed her food, especially her family. Her grandchildren said their mama made a "mean sloppy joe" and would fight over the last one. Helen was very gifted at sewing and enjoyed mending and making items for family and friends. Her family felt blessed to have her in their lives and will also miss her comforting hugs and beautiful smile.

Helen is survived by her husband of 56 years, Billy Ray Murray; daughters, Lisa McMullen and Diane (Carl) Gresse; grandchildren, Ryan (Sara) Gresse, Shelby (Casey) Fannin and Kyle (Hannah) Gresse; great grandson, Noah Fannin and Helen was looking forward to the new arrivals of two great grandchildren in the coming months; siblings, Melvin Lemaster, Paul (Kris) Lemaster, Emma (Cecil) Childress and Sharon Payne as well as several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Ronald Lemaster, Donald Lemaster and Doris Chapman.

Guests are respectfully asked to wear masks and attendance will be monitored to ensure safety for everyone attending.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral services for the family to celebrate Helen's life will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Paul Keener and Jason Jones officiating. Live Stream will be available on the Vernon Funeral Home Facebook page starting at 1:55 p.m. In addition, the service will be recorded and posted on the funeral home's Facebook.

Burial will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Helen's memory to www.sjogrens.org.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Dan Persinger - Jan 9, 2021
I’m sorry for your loss. Your family will continue to be in our prayers.
Roger Castle - Jan 9, 2021
So sorry Billy prayers for your family
Mark pertuset Pertuset - Jan 9, 2021
My condolences to you and your family my prayers are wit you
Robert W. DeHart - Jan 9, 2021
Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a very sweet and caring lady. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
John & Mary Thoma - Jan 8, 2021
So sorry for your loss,Helen was a very special friend and going to be deeply missed.Our Love and Prayers for Bill and her family
Marshall & Melinda Lemaster - Jan 8, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Ralph, Virgie, and Jennifer Boggs - Jan 8, 2021
Helen was very special to us. All the memories we have of her were pleasant and uplifting. We will miss her and her beautiful smile. All our Love and Prayers to Bill and the family.
Jamie Newman - Jan 8, 2021
Helen is going to be deeply missed. She had a heart of gold and was loved by many. I am going to miss so many things about her. God bless your family!
Jason, Lisa, & Family - Jan 8, 2021
Helen was a dear saint of God, always faithful, always loving. She will be greatly missed. Our love and condolences go to Bill and the rest of her family. God bless.
James and susan cantrell - Jan 8, 2021
Billy so sorry to here about Helens passing she was a beautiful person and will be missed by everyone but she is with her lord and savior and we will see her again someday you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Linda Case Heck - Jan 8, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. I knew Helen as a very good friend to my Aunt Gladys Castle who passed in 2018 from North Lewisburg Ohio. I enjoyed visiting with Helen at Gladys home. I hope the two of them met at Heavens Gate. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 God Bless your family at this sad time..Joy Comes In The Morning
Paul & Joan Bogenrife - Jan 8, 2021
Helen was a beautiful Christian lady. The children in her Sunday school class loved her very much. We will miss her beautiful smile and kindness she showed everyone. Love and Prayers
Diana and Bob Pirkey - Jan 8, 2021
We loved Helen and sad she left us too soon. God bless Bill and her family.
Ken and Jo Rooks - Jan 8, 2021
So sorry for your loss . Helen was an incredible person and Sunday School teacher. I know she has touched many lives through her kindness. She will be sadly missed by many. Our love and prayers for Bill and her family.
Susan McKee - Jan 7, 2021
We were saddened to learn of Helen's passing. She was a lovely person and we were fortunate to know her, even if only for a brief time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. May God's love comfort all of you. -Susan and Jim McKee
Edwin Hayes - Jan 7, 2021
On behalf of the Ohio Association of Free Will Baptists we offer our sincere condolences to the Murray family on the passing of Sister Helen. She was a wonderful Christian example and will be greatly missed! Edwin Hayes, Executive Secretary, Ohio State Association of FWB
Barbie Snider-Stout - Jan 7, 2021
My prayers go out to all of you. I have such nice childhood memories of Helen. She was such a lovely person and she will be sadly missed. Please let me know if there is anything you need.
Sue and Mike Haddix - Jan 7, 2021
Diane, Lisa and family, You mother was an amazing woman. We were glad to have known here. Hugs and prayers to all. Heaven gained an angel this week. Sue and Mike Haddix

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