Dorothy Francis Dorsam, 93, Huntingburg

Dot DoersamDorothy Francis Dorsam, 93, of Huntingburg, died Tuesday (May 5) at The Waters of Huntingburg nursing center. She was born in Pike County March 21, 1922, to Addie and Mary (Perdue) Lee.

Dorothy graduated from Stendal High School. She was baptized February 21, 1969, and two months later joined Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg. She was a member of the Salem church choir and V.F.W. Post No. 2366 Auxiliary. She worked at  factories in Jasper and Huntingburg, at the Jasper Nursing Home, and as a home health care aid, caring for the elderly. She loved gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking and canning. She had a huge collection of plates from all the states and foreign countries. She loved her many cats and dogs; having her hair and nails done, and her huge collection of jewelry.

She is survived by one son, Ronnie Vaughn and wife Margaret, Hanson, Kentucky and Velpen, Indiana; four granddaughters, Lily Fiscus and husband Vince, Otwell, Michelle Whiting and husband Darrell, Evansville, Barbara Baumgart and husband Chuck, Petersburg, and Jennifer Littlepage, Madisonville, Kentucky; 14 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, William E. Vaughn, in 1982,  her second husband, Roscoe L. Dorsam, in 2014; 11 brothers and sister, Ella Mae, Mattie, Rufus, Florence, George, Emma, Avanelle, Helen, Imogene, Cleo, and Waiva, she was the last of the 12 siblings to die, and one grandson, Ronnie Vaughn, Jr. Services at 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial following in Cup Creek Cemetery near Velpen. Pastor Mark West will officiate at the service. Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be shared online at

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