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Moores Ridge Cemetery
Tuesday October 6th, 2020
5:00am - 8:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home
Wednesday October 7th, 2020

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Brenda Kay Emmons

Brenda Kay Emmons, 73, of French Lick, Indiana, entered into eternal rest on October 2nd, 2020 at her residence.

She was born in Martin County, Indiana on October 20th, 1946 to Harry Edward Purkhiser, Jr. and Vera Gwendoline (Jones) Purkhiser.

Brenda married Louis Rex Emmons on June 6th, 1964 and he survives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and (1) Infant Daughter – Marcy Dyann.

Brenda was a 1964 graduate of Springs Valley High School and a member of Moores Ridge United Methodist Church where she had been the pianist and choir director.  She had also taught Youth and Adult Sunday School, was Youth Leader, and the pianist at the Church at Powell Valley.  She had been a church pianist for over 50 years.

She had been a Past Honored Queen in Job’s Daughters Bethel 31, French Lick, a member of the Springs Valley Band Boosters, where she was a past president, and had worked with Cub Scouts and 4-H.

Brenda had worked as a teaching assistant with the South Central Special Education Co-op at Springs Valley Elementary School.

She is survived by:

Husband Louis Rex Emmons French Lick, Indiana

(2) Sons Douglas Rex Emmons (Nancy) Nixa, Missouri
James Nathan Emmons (Samantha) Jasper, Indiana

(1) Brother Winston Ray Purkhiser (Paulette) French Lick, Indiana

(3) Grandchildren Ian McKittrick Emmons, Alexis Marcy Emmons; Anistyn Tyanna Emmons

(1) Great-Granddaughter Eden Elizabeth Emmons

(3) Nieces Sherri Horton (Don); Pam Dixon (Michael); Amanda Parsons (Ron)

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Rodney Shelton on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Moores Ridge Church Celebration Center with burial to follow at Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Indiana.

Friends may call on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, French Lick, Indiana.

We ask that all who attend please comply to social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering while paying your respects to the family.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Moores Ridge Church, C/O Building Fund, 3109 S. County Rd 500W, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service in French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com. 

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Rex and family we were sorry to hear of Brendas passing . We will keep you in our thoughts and may you find comfort in these days ahead jimmy , Helen j Jones Vartuli and beaver

Jimmy Nov 2 2020 12:00 AM

It truly saddens me to learn of the passing of my classmate, Brenda. She will be greatly missed. She was a lovely person. I always enjoyed her piano playing at Moores Ridge Church. My deepest sympathy to Rex and the rest of the family. Craig Main, Apache Junction, AZ.

Craig Main, Arizona Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

Through tears of sorrow I send my deepest regrets to Brenda's family, I know she will truly be missed by all who knew her. We had lots of good memories while growing up. Roller skating was one of our biggest activities in our younger days and she was good at it and I thought I was too. My heart breaks to loose a classmate and good friend. My prayers goes to her family.

Judy (Conrad) Crews Oct 5 2020 12:00 AM