Monas Kathleen Murphy, age 86, of South Whitley, IN, passed away at 2:45 am on Thursday September 30, 2021, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City. Born on December 31, 1934, in North Manchester, IN, she was the daughter of Charles and Ida (Benner) Smith.
Monas attended South Whitley High School and graduated with the Class of 1952. She then attended International Business College, Fort Wayne. On September 28, 1956, she married John J. “Jack” Murphy in North Manchester.
Monas worked as an office administrator for Dana Weatherhead, Fort Wayne and later for Stumps Printing, South Whitley. She was an artist in her free time and loved painting, in addition to reading, traveling, and family genealogy.
Survivors include her loving husband of 65 years, John “Jack” Murphy of South Whitley; sisters-in-law Dixie Barringer of Warsaw and Callie Conrad of Columbia City; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Glen Vergon, Dallas Vergon, Charles Vergon, Danny Smith, and sisters, Derelys Winterrowd and Mavis Myers.
Private services will be held for Monas at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City.
Memorial contributions in memory of Monas may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 6324 Constitution Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 or Parkview Hospice 1900 Carew St Ste 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
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