McMurtrey Funeral Home

McMurtrey Funeral Home

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Emogene M. Proffitt


 Emogene M. Proffitt, 95 of Edinburgh passed away Sunday October 31, 2021 at Columbus Health and Rehabilitation Center.

  Born January 16, 1926 in Monroe County, Kentucky, Ms. Proffitt was the daughter of Georgie and Nola Combs Gentry.  She married Lamon D. Proffitt, Sr. October 31, 1946 and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1978.

  Ms. Proffitt enjoyed being a homemaker and she loved quilting, crocheting, canning, gardening and flowers.

  She is survived by children, Barbara (Tommy) Chandler of Columbus, Melinda (Robert) Wilson of Edinburgh and Lamon (Angela) Proffitt, Jr. of Edinburgh; grandchildren, Kimberly (Scott) Henderson of Greenwood, Karrie (David) Blondell of Edinburgh, Heather (Ricky) Stevens of Franklin, Sara (Matt) Lorentz of Noblesville, Nicholas (Kasey) Litchfield of Edinburgh and Isaiah Litchfield of Edinburgh; great- grandchildren, Jacob Newkirk, Zachary Newkirk, Lauryn Blondell, Mason Stevens, Miles Stevens, Kenadei Litchfield and Kendyl Litchfield; siblings, Olene Williams of Columbus, Joe C. (Judy) Gentry of Edinburgh and Arene Trivitt of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews.

Ms. Proffitt was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Kenneth, George, Leo and Carlos Gentry and a sister, Willowdean Kingery.

  There will be a funeral service for Ms. Proffitt Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home with Tom Knight officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will take place at Isenberg Cemetery in Tompkinsville, Ky on Friday, November 5th.

  Memorial contributions may be donated to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

McMurtrey Funeral Home will be assisting the family locally.


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