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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
Wanda  Murphy

Wanda Joan Murphy (Buckner)

Friday, January 27th, 1928 - Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Wanda Joan (Buckner) Murphy, 91, of Franklin, IN, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community, in Franklin, IN. She was born January 27, 1928 in Bloomington, IN to Lexy Glenn and Lida Viola (Holt) Buckner. She married William Theodore “Ted” Murphy on September 3, 1948 in Bloomington, IN.
Joan was a graduate of Bloomington High School and received her Bachelors and Master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She later taught elementary school at several locations including Milburn, New Jersey, Lillian Emery, New Albany, Lawrence Elementary, Lab School Terre Haute, and Hopewell. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association, and Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin, IN.
Joan was a proud partner in ministry with her husband Dr. Ted Murphy to several United Methodist Churches.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. William Theodore Murphy; two sons William David (Wanda) and Charles Robert Murphy (Elizabeth); and a daughter Carol Ann Thorne (David); eight grandchildren, Laura Koenig (Jonathan), Mark Koenig (Katie), Christina Koenig, Adam Thorne, Ryan Murphy, Kate Mazelin (Jeffrey), Amy Grover (William), and Anne Cannon (Steven); 7 great-grandchildren; and a brother Kenneth Buckner (Oma).
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister.
Reverend Dr. Joseph Trueblood, Reverend Jenothy Irvine, and Chaplain David Mark Owens will conduct a service on May 4, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Wright Chapel of Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community, 1070 West Jefferson Street, Franklin, IN, 46131. Friends may call on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday May 4, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. until service time both at the Wright Chapel at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, IN.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Joan Murphy, to Johnson County Senior Services, 731 South State Street, Franklin, IN, 46131.
Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South US 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN, 46131, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com. information at 317-738-0202.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, May 3rd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Wright Memorial Chapel at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community
    Address
    1070 W. Jefferson Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Wright Memorial Chapel at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community
    Address
    1070 W. Jefferson Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, May 4th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Wright Memorial Chapel at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community
    Address
    1070 W. Jefferson Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Reverend Dr. Joseph Trueblood
    Co-Celebrant
    Reverend Jenothy Irvine
    Chaplain David Mark Owens
  • Interment

    Location
    Greenlawn Cemetery
    Address
    100 W. South Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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Carol and family, I remember your mother's smile and sweet disposition whenever our paths crossed. May you feel God's peace.
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