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Brenda D. Spurling

February 1, 1960 — March 23, 2021

Brenda D. Spurling, 61, of Straughn passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her home. She was born February 1, 1960, in Rushville, the daughter of Jacob and Louise (Spurlin) Whitten. On February 4, 1977, she married her husband of 44 years, James T. “Jim” Spurling, and he survives. In addition to Jim, Brenda is survived by her sons, Joseph Spurling and Bradley “Brad” Spurling, both of Straughn; grandchildren, Jaxon Tyler Spurling and Maci Rae Spurling; brother, Kenny “Dale” Whitten of Shelbyville; sisters, Cathy Shively and husband, Jay, and Lisa Shephard and husband, Steve, both of Shelbyville, Martha Fischer and husband, John and Sue Cecil and husband, Larry, both of Waldron; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Paul Rouse. Brenda was formerly a caregiver and had worked as a cook. She enjoyed crocheting, doing crafts and singing. Brenda loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and enjoyed creating memories with them. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Carmony-Ewing Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Chaplain Ron Wilson officiating. Interment will be at Fairland Cemetery in Fairland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Online condolences may be shared with Brenda’s family at
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Sunday, March 28, 2021

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