Marjorie June Spurgeon


Marjorie June Spurgeon, 96, of Brownstown, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Covered Bridge Health Campus, Seymour, comforted by her family.

Born Feb. 9, 1919, she was the daughter of J. Frank and Straussie Fleetwood Denny, both of whom preceded her in death. On Oct. 10, 1936, in Butlerville, she married J. Harry Spurgeon, who preceded her in death March 8, 2006.

June was a member of Brownstown United Methodist Church, where she was active in the choir and the Woman’s Society of Christian Service. She also was a member of Psi Iota Xi, Sweet Adelines and the Red Hat Society.

She graduated from Freetown High School and was employed at Seymour Shirt Factory, Marion Kay Spices and Hamilton Cosco, from which she retired.

June’s family was her pride and joy. June was an avid basketball fan and enjoyed attending the sporting events of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed watching the Indiana Hoosiers, Boston Celtics, especially Larry Bird, and the Indiana Pacers.

Survivors include two sons, Charles (Janet) Spurgeon of Columbus and David (Pam) Spurgeon of Freetown; two daughters, Ann (Bruce) Furr of Bloomington and Judy McWilliams of Greenwood; 15 grandchildren, Steve (Kelly) Furr, Lance (Jamie) Furr, Carol (Paul) Gillard, Rex (Jackie) Furr, Lisa (Jeff) Reifinger, Kim (Jon) Hendren, Greg (Sandy) Spurgeon, Cheryl (Jay) Louison, Jill (Tom) Klusman, Stephanie McWilliams, Doug McWilliams, Derek (Hannah) McWilliams, Andrea (Brad) Pendleton, Lindsey (Drew) Schepman and Matt (Cassandra Samons) Spurgeon; 30 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Evan, Conner, Melanie, Bruce and Anneke Furr, Morgan, Annie, Cameron, Jack and Griffin Gillard; Alexa and Jessica Furr; TJ (Theresa), Scott (Luz), Lena, Emily and Ben Reifinger; Chandler Hendren; Samantha Spurgeon; Jessica and Cole Louison; TC, Katie and Mark Klusman, Alexandra McWilliams; Lane and Mack Pendleton and Luke and Kade Schepman; and two great-great-grandchildren, Bradley and Leilani Reifinger; and nephew, Andy (Carol) Denny.

Besides her parents, she also was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Stephen McWilliams; and two brothers, William “Bill” Denny and James Thomas “Bud” Denny.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Brownstown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kevin Stiles officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Spurgeon Funeral Home in Brownstown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the church.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Brownstown.

Memorials may be given to the Harry and June Spurgeon Scholarship Fund or Brownstown United Methodist Church.

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