She was born Sept. 6, 1921, the daughter of Levertt and Floy (Stout) Hamilton. She graduated from Jasonville High School and later married Brawn Puckett July 6, 1940.
Dorothea was a member at North Union United Methodist Church. There, she was involved in Vacation Bible School, Ladies Aid and taught Sunday School. She also belonged to the Sewing Connection.
Dorothea was an accomplished artist and had taught painting for more than 60 years.
She and her family spent many years participating in the Covered Bridge Festival, where she would sell many of her paintings and artwork.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Brawn Puckett, sisters Wege Zukunft and Ruth Laing, brother Gene Hamilton, and grandson Brawn McGlone.
She is survived by daughter Janet McGlone (Dennis), Terre Haute, son Ken Puckett (Edna), Lebanon, grandchildren Eric Puckett (Karen), Wade Puckett, both of Lebanon, Alyson Lainhart (Steve), Indianapolis, great-grandchildren Betty Puckett, Brawn Puckett, David Puckett, Kenny Puckett II and Megan Turner, sister Helen Callahan, sister-in-law Avinell Hamilton, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at French Funeral Home Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, Wednesday, from 11 a.m., until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Union United Methodist Church.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.