Phyllis E. Murray, 87, of New Castle, passed away May 2, 2017, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Center in New Castle.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1929, in Muncie, to Carl and Florence Evans.
She was a graduate of Cadiz High School where she was a cheerleader and in the marching band. Phyllis retired as secretary following several years of service at Ingersol Steel, a division of Borg-Warner.
She was a member of the Cadiz Christian Church for 64 years serving as church organist/pianist for more than 50 years and enjoyed gospel music. Phyllis was a member of Greensboro Eastern Star for 64 years where she served as Worthy Matron. She was past deputy, former grand representative of Minnesota, Grand Organist of Indiana Grand Chapter, and did a lot of traveling over Indiana and other states. She and her husband had been on nine cruises.
She is survived by a son, Steve (Terri) Murray of Middletown; granddaughters, Lynn (David) Brown of Columbus, Ohio, and Gina (Isaac) Fields of New Castle; three great-grandchildren, Miles Brown, Lucy Brown and Lavender Fields.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Murray; and infant brother, Lamont Evans.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastors Jeff Johnson and Kirby Popplewell officiating. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery in Middletown.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Order of Eastern Star memorial services beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Cadiz Christian Church, 4894 W. Indiana 38, New Castle, IN 47362.
You may express condolences or share a memory of Phyllis at www.hinsey-brown.com.
Published on  May 3, 2017