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 Helen Lorene <I>Wasson</I> Murphy

Helen Lorene Wasson Murphy

Birth
Carrier Mills, Saline County, Illinois, USA
Death 1 Nov 2002 (aged 80)
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Pope County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 58405771 · View Source
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November 6, 2002 The Daily Register --- Harrisburg, IL Helen L. Murphy

Helen L. Murphy, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Eldorado, daughter of Chester P. Wasson and Julia Neely Wasson, died on Nov. 1, 2002, on her 80th birthday in Tampa. She was the widow of Thomas R. Murphy, who predeceased her in December 1992, and is survived by a son, Thomas R. Murphy Jr. and his wife, Mary (Culley), of Eldorado and a daughter Patricia Dempsey and her husband, the Rev. Dan R. Dempsey of Lutz, Fla., as well as two grandchildren, Daniel Philip Dempsey and Benjamin Allan Dempsey and two step-grandchildren, Lynndon Kyle Vinyard and Rachel Ann Vinyard. She was predeceased by a brother, Wayne Wasson.Mrs. Murphy was a graduate of Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and taught home economics and other courses in various school districts for several years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eldorado before moving to Florida in 1980 where she attended Gulfport Presbyterian Church and churches pastored by the Rev. Dempsey. Until her last illness in 2000, she was active in the Senior Center in Gulfport and loved her dogs and working in the yard. She was under Hospice care since early September this year.The body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Eldorado on 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002. Friends may visit with the family an hour before the service at the church. The ashes will be interred at Bethesda Cemetery in Pope County in a private ceremony. Donations in memory of Helen can be made to Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501, Chicago, Ill. 60610-7204 or to the The Gideons International, Post Office Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800.


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  • Created by: Chris Mills
  • Added: 9 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58405771
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Lorene Wasson Murphy (1 Nov 1922–1 Nov 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58405771, citing Bethesda Cemetery, Pope County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Chris Mills (contributor 46897617) .