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Vesta Mae Murtha

July 30, 1929 — September 19, 2023

Vesta Mae Murtha, age 94, formerly of Chippewa, PA, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

She was born in Akron, OH on July 30, 1929, to James Walter & Bessie Buck Harris and spent her childhood in Akron, OH, Oklahoma City, OK, and Beaver Falls, PA. She married John R. Murtha Jr. at the age of 18 and after a few years in Rochester, Pa., they settled in Chippewa to raise their family.

Vesta is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Sara Harris of North Sewickley Twp., PA; one son and daughter-in-law, James A. Sr. and Elizabeth Murtha of Forest, VA.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Bette Murtha Newbury of New Wilmington, PA; Barbara A. and David Wax of Rogers, OH; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas A Murtha, and her former husband, John R. Murtha Jr.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home Inc., 2618 Darlington Road, Chippewa, PA 15010 (Randy R. Wheeler, supervisor, 724-843-2500). Services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Rochester, PA.
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Thursday, September 21, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home, Inc.

2618 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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Friday, September 22, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home, Inc.

2618 Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

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