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Brenda Kay Emmons

October 20, 1946 — October 2, 2020

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 – 

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

5:00am - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Ceremony

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Brosmer - Kemple Funeral Home

9640 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

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