The Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center
The Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center is a gem in the greater Fort Wayne community as it provides space for individual grief counseling sessions, grief programming, and grief support group meetings for adults that have experienced a loss. Although Visiting Nurse has provided bereavement support for many years in the community, the opening of the facility in 2015 has allowed for an even greater number of individuals to benefit from the services and support provided.
About Peggy Frank Murphy
Peggy Frank Murphy loved living and was blessed with the energy and vitality to enjoy life to its fullest extent. Peggy cared deeply for the Fort Wayne/Northern Indiana community that she and her family had been a part of for many generations. Peggy, along with previous generations of her family, had also been involved throughout the years with Visiting Nurse. The Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, “For Those Who Go On Living,” is a perfect and fitting tribute to this remarkable woman. Peggy treasured people and beauty; she filled every home she created with warmth, charm and the flowers that she enjoyed growing and arranging. She was an avid tennis player and golfer and ardent fan of both games. She enjoyed traveling across the United States and loved experiencing different cultures as she traveled the world with family and good friends.
She adored the communities where she lived and took an active role in many organizations including the Junior League of Fort Wayne, Hospice of Palm Beach County and the Women’s Committee of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Peggy was a generous supporter of many others including the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Erin’s House for Grieving Children and Canterbury School. Peggy appreciated her many lifelong friends and always enjoyed entertaining, hosting and socializing with them and shared her time volunteering, raising families and celebrating many milestones with them throughout the years.
But most of all, Peggy loved her family. She loved and was intensely proud of her daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Huber and Larry Binkley; her son and daughter-in-law, George and Cathy Huber; her grandsons, Lee Huber, Tyler Huber and Davis Huber and their mother Hope Huber. She loved her husband of twenty-six years, Leonard Murphy. She was very close with her parents Eugene and Adelaide Frank who also were supporters of Visiting Nurse throughout the years. She gave the gift of her time, her interest and concern, her wisdom and support, her personality along with her love. As her family and friends find comfort and inspiration in the memory of Peggy’s love, energy, vitality and zest for life, they hope that those grieving the loss of a loved one may find comfort and inspiration at this Community Grief Center that bears her name.
“Our family is honored to be affiliated with such a caring place such as Visiting Nurse,” said George Huber, son of Peggy Murphy. “My sister, our extended families, and I truly appreciate the support and attention that Visiting Nurse staff provided to our mother during her last few days. Peggy and her mother had both been longtime supporters of this great organization, and we are thrilled to have the Community Grief Center honor Peggy’s legacy.”