Alexander Funeral Home-Newburgh Chapel

5333 Old Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN


Dottie Jo Drennan

May 3, 1934July 11, 2019

Dottie Jo Drennan, 85, of Newburgh, IN passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Signature Healthcare. She was born in Dycusburg, KY on May 3, 1934 to Archibald Elisha and Lillian (Peek) Kemper.

Dottie went to high school in Crittenden County, Kentucky, graduated in 1952, and was engaged in 1953. She was an active member of Gateway Baptist Church. Dottie enjoyed cooking, spending time with her children and especially thrilled to spend time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Drennan of 52 years; son, Kevin Drennan; sisters, Sarah Alfreda Kemper and Dorothy L. Kemper; and brothers, Billie and Joe Kemper.

Dottie is survived by her son, Michael Drennan (Debbie); daughter-in-law, Laura Drennan; step granddaughter, Camela Birdwell; and grandsons, Jonathan and Christopher Drennan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, officiated by Rev. Terry Gamblin, with burial in Sugar Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit Friday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 19, 2019


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Ryan Travis

September 22, 2019


Your Mom was a sweet woman who was a major part of my life for the first 7 years, when we lived across the street on Grand River Road. It seemed like I would spend almost every afternoon with her sitting on the porch as she entertained the neighbors, from Odessa to Catherine Williams. She was also one of the first people to ever tell me about Jesus and shared faith with me. Sorry to hear of her passing.

Rev. Ryan Travis
East Greenville, Pennsylvania

Deborah Schnapf

July 17, 2019

Michael, Loved your Mom. When My Mom was in the nursing home with her. She didn't remember many but I would enter the Dinning room and your mom would always say. This is Debbie Schnapf and she never married. She loved your Dad and you boys. Charlie would always give me a hard time at Church. You had special parents. Prays going out to you and your family.

Debbie Schnapf, from Gateway