Zella Mae Murphy (1935-2002)

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Zella Mae Murphy Bacon
Born: 5 Aug 1935 Pellston, Michigan
Died: 13 Feb 2002 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Thomas E. Murphy
Mother: Clara M. O'Neil
Siblings: Zella Mae Murphy
Spouse: Enos Melvin Bacon
Married: 2 Aug 1952 Charlevoix, Michigan
Children: Enos Melvin Bacon
Thomas Bacon
Kathy Bacon


Petoskey News-Review, February 13, 2002

Zella Mae Bacon, 66

Zella Mae Bacon, 66, of Ironton, died Feb. 13, 2002, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Ironton Congregational Church with the Rev. Michael Smith officiating.

Zella was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Pellston, the daughter of Thomas and Clara (O'Neil) Murphy.

She was raised in Charlevoix and attended Charlevoix High School.

On Aug. 2, 1952, she married Enos M. Bacon in Charlevoix.

Zella enjoyed camping. She loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Enos M. Bacon Sr., of Ironton; sons, Enos M. (Mary) Bacon Jr. of East Jordan, Thomas (Diane) Bacon of East Jordan, Kathy (Martin) Walker of Ironton; grandchildren, Enos M. Bacon III, Jesse Bacon, Debbie Bacon, Chris Bacon, Jenna Bacon; great-grandchildren, Jesse, Enos M. IV, Elizabeth Mae; brothers, James "Pete" Murphy of Pittsburgh, Pa., Donald "Bud" Murphy of Charlevoix; sisters, Sharon (Howard) Herriman and Helen Zeitler, all of Charlevoix.

Zella was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Murphy, and a sister, Betty Hurlbert. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Ironton Congregational Church. Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix.