Dorothy Lee Spurgeon


Dorothy Lee Spurgeon, 82, of Brownstown, passed away at 9:10 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015, at Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour.

Dorothy graduated from Brownstown High School in 1950. After graduation, she worked for Marion-Kay Spices.

On Sept. 26, 1954, she married Raymond Spurgeon. They had a son, Michael Ray Spurgeon, on Nov. 11, 1955. She and Raymond farmed for 10 years before his appointment as postmaster.

She worked at the Brownstown license branch before being appointed as deputy recorder followed by her election as Brownstown Township trustee. She was a proud Democrat who admired John F. Kennedy and Lee Hamilton. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church.

Dorothy was a selfless person who will be remembered by many for her generosity and kindness. She was always delivering food, sending cards or making phone calls to someone in need. She was a devoted sister, wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family very much and spent most of her free time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed shopping trips with the girls, attending their sporting events and Saturday night sleepovers.

She is lovingly remembered by her son, Michael (Susan) Spurgeon of Brownstown; sisters, Wilma Taylor, Edna Baker and Mary (Lloyd) Otte, all of Brownstown; sister in-law, Norma Hubbard of Seymour; grandchildren, Rebecca (Philip) Christner of Fishers and Allison Spurgeon of Brownstown; and great-grandchild, Emmett Christner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Spurgeon; father, William McElfresh; and mother, Marie Loper McElfresh.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Winklepleck-Weesner Funeral Home in Brownstown. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice of charity.

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