Theresa's Story

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Theresa Murphy, 54, Mulberry, formerly of Logansport, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at IU Arnett in Lafayette due to complications from surgery after a yearlong fight with cancer.
Theresa Karen Murphy was born Nov. 10, 1962, in Plymouth to Robert and Deloris (Dickson) Murphy.
Theresa was a 1981 graduate of Logansport High School. She was employed as a team leader at Subaru of Indiana Automotive.
She was a member of the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church. The ultimate Chicago Bears fan, she was looking forward to a Bears season without Jay Cutler as the quarterback. She also enjoyed shopping with her family.
Theresa was the definition of the word "mother" - unselfish, loyal, self-sacrificing, and full of unconditional love to her five children: Brittany Franklin, Emelia Franklin (Michael Fry), Hannah Franklin (Gaige Wright), and Mitchell Franklin, all of Logansport, and Chelsey Franklin (Cole Steinberger),of Lafayette.
She was the epitome of the word "Nana." She spoiled her five grandbabies, Atlee, Orella, Farrah, Hezekiyalyn and Athens, beyond measure and eagerly awaited the birth of her new granddaughter.
Family was everything to Theresa. She is survived by her sisters, Pamela Murphy and Brenda (Kevin) Kranz, all of Logansport, and brother, Robert "Junior" (Kalene) Kranz, Bainbridge; and one sister-in-law, Karen Murphy, of Moore, Oklahoma. Also surviving is her longtime partner, Dave Been, of Mulberry.
A funeral service celebrating Theresa's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with the Rev. K.C. Dehning officiating. Burial will follow in Ever-Rest Memorial Park.
Friends will be received 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the funeral chapel
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital to end childhood cancer.
You may share memories in her guestbook and view her tribute video at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
Published on August 16, 2017
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