Dorothy J. Murphy, 96, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021, at Adams Woodcrest in Decatur. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, on April 11, 1924, the daughter of the late Lester G. and Amanda C. (Kelly) Robinson. On November 15, 1943, she married Patrick Murphy, he preceded her in death on April 13, 2005.
She was a former parishioner of St. Mary of the Presentation (East of Geneva) and was currently a parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur. She was a former member of the Rosary Society.
Dorothy had been a past member of Veteran of Foreign War Auxiliary and was also a member of Moose Lodge 625 Auxiliary and American Legion Post 43 Auxiliary.
She was the last classmate surviving from the Geneva Cardinal’s Class of 1942. She had worked at General Electric, Franklin Electric and retired from Berco in Berne, IN.
Dorothy is survived by her two sons, Steven (Carol) Murphy of Argyle, TX and Richard “Rick” (Candy) Murphy of Bluffton, IN; a daughter, Susan Murphy (Sally Klotz – significant other) of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.
She was the last of her siblings, being preceded in death by 3 brothers, Eugene, Thomas, David and 5 sisters, Charlotte & Catherine (infancy), Aveline, Barbara, Rita.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, with a reciting of the Holy Rosary at 12:40 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2021, in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or Heart to Heart Hospice.
Arrangements are being handled by Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
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