She was married to Ronald Arthur Brown for 35 years; he preceded her in death.
Murlena was a 1963 graduate of Lebanon High School. She worked as a loan processor for over 30 years with PNC Bank (formerly Merchants Bank). After she retired, Murlena worked part-time as a crossing guard.
Murlena loved her children and grandchildren. Her faith was very important to her, and she was a devout Christian. She enjoyed animals and had dogs, a rabbit, and a turtle.
Survivors include her children who were born in Lebanon, Stephanie Hampton of Florida, Rhonda Hampton of Florida, and John Hampton of North Carolina; grandchildren, John P. Hampton, and Kassie Jo Hampton both of Illinois.
Memorial services are planned for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.