Funeral arrangements made for Volunteer Firefighter killed in the line of duty

Funeral Arrangements have been made for 27-year-old Kendall Murphy, a Volunteer Firefighter killed in the line of duty.

Posted: Nov 12, 2017 12:46 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2017 6:54 PM

DAVIESS CO., Ind. (WTHI) - Funeral Arrangements have been made for a Volunteer Firefighter killed in the line of duty.

27-year-old Kendall Murphy, of Montgomery, passed away while serving in his role as a volunteer firefighter Friday, November 10, 2017.

27-year-old Kendall Murphy of Montgomery, Indiana was a Volunteer Firefighter killed in the line of duty. (Provided Photo, Blake & Wagler Funeral Home)

Blake & Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery says a Visitation will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Providence Mennonite Church.

The Funeral Home says funeral services are set for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Simon J. Graber Complex at 11:00 a.m. The Funeral home says burial will follow in Providence Mennonite Cemetery.

The following is an excerpt of Murphy's Obituary, provided by Blake & Wagler Funeral Home:

Kendall was a 2009 graduate of Barr-Reeve High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelors in Sports Management. He was employed by German American Bank as an insurance agent and employed part time at Country Oaks Golf Course. He coached basketball at Barr-Reeve High School and was starting his fifth season. Kendall was a two-year member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active member at Providence Mennonite Church. He loved the Kansas Jayhawks, Cincinnati Reds, Notre Dame and golf.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Herman and Agnes Stoll and Menno and Lydia Lengacher and paternal great-grandparents, Brenda Milton and Fred and Loretta Murphy.

Kendall is survived by his fiancé, Jessica Padgett of Loogootee; parents, Dwayne and Katrina Murphy of Montgomery; sister, Kelsie (Eric) Miller of Washington; nieces, Emma and Halle Miller; maternal grandparents, Bert and Barbara Lengacher and paternal grandparents, Steve and Jean Murphy, all of Montgomery; uncles, Shawn Murphy of Montgomery and Rick (Jan) Lengacher of Goshen; aunt, Tenley (Nathan) Lester of Montgomery and many cousins.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Barr-Reeve Scholarship Foundation.

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