Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home

602 East Washington Street, Greencastle, IN


Karen Murphy

March 7, 1942June 14, 2020

Karen Leigh Murphy, 78, of Greencastle passed away on June 14, 2020, at Hickory Creek at Sunset.

Karen was born in Belle Union on March 7, 1942, the daughter of Richard Dennis and Myrle (McCammack) Coffman, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mrs. Murphy was a member of Grace Apostolic Church in Greencastle.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Rodas, Plainfield; a brother, Marlin Coffman, Arizona; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Murphy; a daughter Jamie Craig; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Craig.

The family would like to thank Hickory Creek for taking such good care of her, and becoming part of their extended family.

Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020, at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Lutz officiating. Burial will follow in Cloverdale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from Noon until time of service.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


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Michele Huffman

June 25, 2020

First met Glen when he and his wife opened Video Heaven. He was always friendly and nice. Sending prayers to his wife and family.

Terrie Turpin

June 24, 2020

My grandma, my best friend as a little girl. I moved out of state when I was older and missed so many years with her, I didn't call or visit very often, so many regrets with that. But with that regret I'm also thankful I got to spend her last Christmas and Thanksgiving with her. I made her the biggest Thanksgiving meal this last Thanksgiving and she couldn't stop eating. I visited her almost every day for the last 8 months till the corona virus stopped it. I hope she understood it wasn't BC I didn't want to see her, I wasn't allowed. But I still brought her diet Pepsi's. My mamaw took me to all my girl scout meetings and would help me sell my cookies, she would eat her bread with pb and butter, she'd go every day to get her diet chocolate coke from DD, she was an amazing mamaw. She told me the last visit before she passed that she appreciated me and knew I was taking care of her like she did me when I was littler. It meant so much, even more now. I'm glad I was there in the end. Sing in the angels choir mamaw and play the piano beautifully as you always have.

Michele Huffman

June 20, 2020

Met Karen at Hickory Creek . She was a sweet lady.

Diana Shaner

June 15, 2020

My cousin, Karen, was one of my best friends in childhood. She and I used to have a lot of fun “tumbling,” which was what very elementary gymnastics was called in those days. She always played our old piano when she visited, too, which made me want to learn to play. A gentle, kind soul who will live on in my heart.