Dorothy L. Finke, 86, of Freelandville, passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.
Born Feb. 7, 1919 in Freelandville, she was the daughter of Victor E. and Amelia (Koenig) Brocksmith. On Sept. 15, 1940 she married Paul Finke.
She was a 1937 graduate of Freelandville High School. A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and baking, growing flowers, visiting shut-ins and North Knox basketball. She was a member of Freelandville Evangelical United Brethren Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Women's Missionary Club.
Survivors include: her husband Paul Finke of Freelandville; four daughters, Marilee Duzan of Linton, Linda and her husband Jim Chattin of Freelandville, Cindy and her husband Lonnie Moore of Vincennes, and Susan and her husband Tim Carlson of Asheville, N.C.; 11 grandchildren, Darin Duzan of Terre Haute, Amy Duzan House of Linton, Aaron Chattin of Indianapolis, Brian Chattin of Plantation, Fla., Brandi Chattin Knoy of Petersburg, Melissa Moore Szczesny of Aurora, Ill., Matthew Moore of Carmel, and Daniel Carlson, Nathan Carlson, Andrew Carlson and Stephen Carlson, all of Asheville, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Hunter House, Haydyn House, Henley House, Colin Szczesny, Amelia Szczesny, Jacob Knoy, and Dallas Duzan; and one sister Anna Ruth Novak of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, Walter Brocksmith, Edgar Brocksmith, Burton Brocksmith, Wayne Brocksmith, and Dr. Paul Brocksmith.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Freelandville with the Rev. Robert Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Freelandville Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St., Bicknell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, MA, 01061-0513.