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Brenda C. Murphy

October 14, 1952 — March 9, 2020

Brenda Collette Murphy, age 67, of Tri-Lakes, passed away at 2:44 pm on Monday March 9, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born on October 14, 1952, in Columbia City, she was the daughter of Franklin and Una (Bowman) Smith.

Brenda attended Columbia City High School and graduated with the Class of 1971. On November 22, 1969 she married Danny K. Murphy in Michigan. They resided at Tri-Lakes for over fifty years.

Brenda was a wonderful homemaker caring for her children and grandchildren for most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, and shopping.
Survivors include her son Gregory Murphy of Columbia City; granddaughters Galeana Murphy of Columbia City and Gerica (Jacob Kochnowski) Murphy of Fort Wayne; great-grandson Daxton Kyle of Fort Wayne; brother Ed Smith of Franklin, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Shad Murphy, husband Danny K. Murphy, and brother Jerry Lee Smith.

Funeral services for Brenda will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday March 13, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with calling two hours prior to service. Burial in South Park Original Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorial contributions in memory of Brenda may be made to the donor's choice. Visit to send the family an online condolence.

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