Karen L. Murphy
Karen L. Murphy (formerly Karen Dockendorff) died on Dec. 21, 2020, in Washington, Iowa, at the age of 78. Karen devoted her life to her family, friends and the community of Washington. The Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences
may be sent for Karen's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to find a way to give back to the community in which you live in her memory or to donate to the Karen Murphy Memoriam, which will be used to contribute to a community cause. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Karen is survived by her loving husband, Gary Murphy (Washington); three children, Derek Murphy (Dorrie) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Janelle Menzia-Murphy (Jess) of Portland, Ore., and Matt Murphy (Sylvia) of Atlanta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Sam, Max, Ben, Samantha, Ellie, Elliott and Atticus; sister, Janice Dockendorff (John Dowdall) of Marion, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Frances Jackson of Portland, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and Max Dockendorff; and her siblings, Lyle Dockendorff and Mary Margaret Dockendorff.