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1947 Sandra 2022

Sandra Murphy

July 13, 1947 — September 7, 2022


Sandra Lucile (Smith) (Geiger) Murphy, known to most as Sandy, passed away quietly at Warsaw Meadows Care Center on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 just after 1 p.m.

Born in Fort Wayne, Sandy spent her formative years in Columbia City, graduating from Columbia City High School. She was the daughter of the late Gay and Bonnie (Williamson) Smith. She learned the value of hard work at an early age and spent much of her adult work-life at Superior Sample and at Millennium Industries, both in Ligonier. She later retired from Millennium.

A fun loving, person, Sandy enjoyed dancing. She enjoyed live music, especially country music and enjoyed line dancing. She was a member of the VFW, American Legion and Eagles – Syracuse. She was a person of faith and loved time spent with her family. She also liked camping; her family fondly remembers camping with her as children and later at country concerts. They also remember her playing the piano and crocheting.

Those who survive with memories to cherish include four sons: Shannon Geiger of Syracuse, Jeremy (Kristy) Geiger of Cromwell, Chris (Selena) Geiger of Wawaka and Troy (Jennifer) Geiger of Warsaw; eight grandchildren and sister, Faye (Rodney) Smith-Shull. She was preceded in passing by her parents.

Owen Family Funeral Home of Syracuse is entrusted with Sandy’s care. Visitors may gather with the family at the funeral home on Saturday, September 17, 2022 between 10 and Noon. Interment will take place privately at Thorne Cemetery, Ormas.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. To send condolences, visit

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