Mary Ellen (Luckhaupt) Murtha, 91, of Worthington, OH, died unexpectedly July 6, 2021. Born
August 6, 1929 in Columbus, Ohio, Mary Ellen grew up in the Westgate neighborhood and was
a ’47 graduate of St. Mary of the Springs High School. She began working in downtown
Columbus shortly after graduation to help fund her love of shopping. She said she probably
went to Lazarus almost every day after work. Beautiful inside and out, Mary Ellen was kind,
generous and loving, always willing to help anyone in need. She volunteered at various
organizations over the years until she was in her mid 80’s. Mary Ellen was a great seamstress
and quite the baker. Her home was always filled with fresh baked goods. Never one to sit still,
she always had a project on which she was working. She was a wonderful wife, mother and
grandmother, dearly loving her entire family. Mary Ellen was a St. Michael parishioner for 64
years. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years Ed, her parents John and Helen
Luckhaupt, and her son-in-law Bruce Colosimo. Survived by her children; Lisa Colosimo, Edward
J. (Amy) Murtha, and Michele (Matt) Sapp. Her grandchildren: Ryan Kirk, Steven (Claire) Kirk,
John Colosimo, Erika (Dave) Gowan, Adrian (Lisa) Colosimo, Elizabeth Murtha, and Daniel,
Rachel, Brian, Emma and Paige Sapp. Also, great grandchildren Ellie and Charlotte Gaffin, Anna
Belle and Ava Colosimo. Survived by her siblings; J. David Luckhaupt, Joan Mercer, Kathy
Power, Tim (Karen) Luckhaupt. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday at the EGAN-RYAN FUNERAL HOME
NORTHWEST CHAPEL 4661 Kenny Rd. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael
Church 5750 N. High St. Worthington. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Her family would like to thank everyone at the Kemper House who took great care of Mary Ellen.
In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association,
The Kemper House 800 Proprietors Road Worthington, OH 43085 (Link for Kemper Donation:
https://gofund.me/22e8b867 ) or any Catholic charity of your choice.
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