Rita J (Miller) Murphy

November 5, 1939 ~ December 12, 2018 (age 79)

Rita J. Murphy.


Age 79, of Canal Fulton, passed away Wednesday following a brief illness. Born in Cleveland she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosemary (Shellmon) Miller. She had lived in Cleveland, Cambridge and more recently in Canal Fulton. She retired from Kenny Kings in Cleveland as a waitress, enjoyed her grandchildren and loved to laugh. She is survived by her daughter: Linda Murphy of North Canton; son: Robert Murphy of Cleveland; sister: Joanne (Dave Reinhart) Sizer; grandchildren: Harry Jr., Anthony (Corrie), Nicholas, Samantha, Brooke and Brianna. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband: Robert Murphy; partner: John Spohn; daughter: Debra Lopez; sons: Joseph Murphy, Jeffrey Murphy and brother: Tom Miller. Friends may call Saturday December 22, 2018 in the Wackerly Funeral Home (1375 Market Ave North, Canton, Ohio 44714) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. A family burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland. For those unable to attend services you may register on line at our: “On Line Registry Page” at


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