Karla Murphy

Karla J. Murphy, 78, of Vincennes, passed away July 29, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Karla worked as a nurse’s aide in area nursing homes and later as a caregiver in KCARC group homes.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and playing card games with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching her great-grandchildren’s baseball games. Playing bunko and watching the St. Louis Cardinals were some of her favorite activities. Karla was an avid Lincoln High School Basketball fan, attending both the girls and boys games. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and volunteered at the welcome desk there.

Surviving are her children, Harold “H” Young and his wife, Susan, of Effingham, Illinois, and Denah Harrington of Sumner, Illinois; her brother, Keith Bowman of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Katrina Gardner and her husband, Justin, Trisha Organ and her husband, Troy, Mikayla Greene and her fiance, Luke Nash, Dalton Greene, Taylor Greene, Jessi Lewin, and Tanner Lewin; and her great-grandchildren, Miles Gardner, Jacob Gardner, Taylee Organ, and Tori Organ.

Born Nov. 29, 1941, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Harold W. and Delphia (Frankum) Bowman. Her parents and her husband, Jack Murphy, preceded her in death.

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. EDT Sunday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes.

A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. EDT Monday at the Free Methodist Church, 1423 N. Fourth St. in Vincennes. Friends may also visit with the family an hour before the service on Monday. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery will follow the funeral service.

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