Wilma Wolfe Murphy
Wilma Wolfe Murphy
Aug. 17, 1912 – Dec. 21, 2012
CULVER — Wilma Murphy, 100, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 21, 2012, after an illness.
Wilma was born Aug. 17, 1912 in Pulaski County. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1930. She worked at Ball Band in South Bend, until her marriage to William on May 6, 1935. She was employed in the Pulaski County Courthouse in the CFA in 1944. She then worked for the County Auditor and Surveyor until she took employment at the First Union Bank and Trust Company, Winamac until her retirement in 1974.
She was a past member of the Danville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Danville, a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #1728, Winamac, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #6919, Culver. In the time of World War II, she organized a group of ladies to knit items for servicemen. She was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ of Culver. She and Bill spent their winters in Lakeland, Fla. for 25 years, and after 77 years of marriage still held hands every day. While in Lakeland, she took up playing the organ and hand painting ceramics.
She is survived by her husband, William K. Murphy, of Culver, her daughter, Jacquelin L. Berger (Larry) of Culver, three grandchildren, Kevin L. Berger, (Rebecca) of Plymouth, Kristine Eisenhour of Plymouth, and Korey Berger of Indianapolis and two great-grandchildren, Kyanne and Kameron Eisenhour of Plymouth. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jonas M. Wolfe, and Effie (Markley) Wolfe, five sisters, and four brothers.
Visitation was Dec. 26, 2012 from 12 noon until 2 p.m. in the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, with services to follow immediately at 2 p.m. in the church, with Pastor Jacob Juncker officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Culver VFW, Grace United Church of Christ, or the Culver Union Township EMS.
The Odom Funeral Home in Culver is in charge of the arrangements.