Funeral set for Winfield cheerleader

Winfield High School (KSN File Photo)
Winfield High School (KSN File Photo)

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — Funeral services have been scheduled for a south-central Kansas teenager who died last week after collapsing during cheerleading practice.

The funeral for 15-year-old Taylor Murphy will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Winfield.

Taylor was a sophomore at Winfield High School, where she became short of breath and collapsed during cheerleading practice last Thursday. She died later at a hospital in Winfield.

Her stepfather says the cause of death has not been released. He described her as a healthy teen whose activities also included volleyball and choir.

Winfield High School principal Trenton Creeden said Taylor was a bright, popular student who was well-liked by students and staff. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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