Rolene Bone Murphy
ROLENE BONE MURPHY, 88, of Bainbridge Twp. passed peacefully at home, April 18, and has gone home to be with her original family, saving a place for all of us. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Patrick Murphy. Mother of David (Donna) Williams, Pamela Ann, Mark (Cheryl), and Michael (Donna) Murphy; loving grandmother of Brian, Ryan, Joshua (Erin), Erika, and Alison (Gene); loving companion of the late Howard Boyd and children Danette, Cheryl, and(dec) Bobby, and many “grandchildren”. Rolene is also survived by her brothers, Don (Shirley) and Earl (Joan) Bone, many nieces and nephews, and Mary Kay Murphy and Dodis Murphy. Family will visit with friends at Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon, from 4-8 PM FRIDAY. Services will be held SATURDAY, 10AM at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5825 Liberty Rd., Solon. Interment: Restland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to New Directions, 30800 Chagrin Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44124.
Rolene and Joe came to Bainbridge in 1954, bought a couple of lots on Catsden, and put down roots. Let’s look at what socially active looks like! Rolene and Joe held square dances in their basement. Joe’s accident, removing him from the Ohio Bell Telephone Company family did not slow him or her down. Girl Scout Leader, Kenston Players Theater Group, Realtor with Joe’s sister Ann of Bennett Realty, and founding partner of Solon Telephone Answering Service, which she ran until she retired. She was a founding member of the Catsden Garden Club with 4 of her friends, and the Bainbridge Historical Society, being president for 7 years. She joined the Bainbridge Women’s Club in 1968, was president for 6 years, and as a member has probably served you and everyone you know a pancake or two at the Bainbridge Twp Pancake Breakfasts. She has signed us in at the Township Voting Booths for at least the past 25 years. Member and secretary at BAU, Bainbridge Action Unlimited, and an active member of Bainbridge Brown Baggers. All of this in addition to her activities in her church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was secretary for 10 different presidents of the Relief Society.
Mom Murphy laughed easily, loved freely, played music daily, and personified the Light of Christ as part of the divine nature of women, with a dish of M&Ms she never let dwindle.