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Dolores Murphy dies at age 82

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Dolores F. Murphy, age 82, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Porter Regional Hospital.

She was born March 22, 1931 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania to Clarence and Helene Stoner Harmon, both of whom preceded her in death.

On October 7, 1948 in Cumberland Maryland she married Paul A. Murphy who preceded her in death on November 7, 1990.

Dolores is survived by her children Judy (Robert) Helmchen of Jackson Township, Paula (Russell) Fry of Chesterton, Ind., and Gary “Buzz” (Cathy) Murphy of Westville, Ind.; grandchildren Liane and Rainer Helmchen, Ted Fry, Jamie Boyd and Stephanie, Shane and Kelly Murphy and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dolores was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Christel Helmchen on November 14, 1990.

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Otis, Ind.

Dolores enjoyed knitting, crocheting and working with her oil paints.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 5 West Beech St., Otis, Ind.

Memorials may be given to her church, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church 5 Beech St., Otis.

A family graveside service will be held at Graceland Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd Street, Chesterton, 219-926-1309.


Posted 11/4/2013