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.