Roselyn Claire Murphy
74, of Roswell, New Mexico, passed away on August 29, 2013. Roselyn was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 7, 1939 to Joseph and Carroll Murphy. Roselyn's parents and brother, Earl Murphy, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Carol J. Kocher and her husband Ray, of Indianapolis. Other survivors are nephews, Kevin Kocher of Indianapolis and his children, Sean, Khara and Katelyn and Scott and Diane Kocher of Madison, Indiana and their children Dustin, Brandon and Nichole. She was known to her many close and dear friends in New Mexico, Indiana and elsewhere as "Roz."
Roselyn attended Indiana University, earning her degree in Education and went on to attain her Master's Degree in Health & Physical Education from Indiana University.
Roselyn spent many years as a health, physical education teacher and coach. She taught at Tudor Hall School for Girls, Southport High School, and Perry Meridian High School. While at Perry Meridian High School, she was the head girls' basketball coach, and served on the board of directors for the Indiana basketball Coaches Association 1977 - 1978. After her successful education career in Indiana, she relocated to Roswell, New Mexico where she worked for the State of New Mexico as a health educator for drug and disease control programs.
A memorial service is scheduled for Roselyn Claire Murphy on September 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple , with calling there 1 hour prior. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Mooresville Town Cemetery. Pastor Al Goertemiller will officiate. In place of flowers, please consider giving to Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 3650 West 106th Street, Carmel, Indiana 46032.
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