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Joyce M. (Leeper) Murray

November 23, 1945 ~ March 17, 2021 (age 75)


Joyce M. (Leeper) Murray, 75, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, March 17, 2021.  She was born November 23, 1945 in Mammoth, a daughter of the late William Rayburn and Janet Laverne (Marks) Leeper.  She was a 1963 graduate of Hurst High School and a 1978 graduate of the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.  Joyce owned and operated Joyce’s Hair Fashions for approximately 25 years before moving into the retail business and spending her retirement years in Sarasota, Fla.  She was a member of multiple organizations, some of which she served on the ladies auxiliaries.  She was an avid reader and loved to travel.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her friend and companion, Michael F. Konstanty; and her granddaughter, Candace (Demorest) Cohen.  She is survived by her five children, Crystal and Doug Stone, Diane and Kris Demorest, Lisa and Doug Baker, Frank D. Kovatch, and Brandi Beeman; nine grandchildren, Jacklyn Sinemus, Gabby and Zakk Breegle, Frank and Kayla Kovatch Jr., Cody Kern, Jennifer and Sean Flaherty, Kris Demorest Jr., David Demorest, Chevelle Kovatch, and Mayah Beehman; nine great-grandchildren, Lexie Fry, Madalynn Sinemus, Bailey, Leeland, and Sophie Breegle, and Jesse, Mayson, Colton, and Easton Kovatch; four sisters, Lelonie Dombrosky, Karen Nicholson, Wanda Ritenour, and Kathy Leeper; two brothers, Melvin Leeper and Ken Leeper; and several nieces and nephews.  Honoring Joyce’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  Private interment in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Martin Ankrum.  LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg is assisting with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).  www.bachafh.com

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