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LAWNDALE -- Phyllis M. Purlee, 82, of
Lawndale, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at 8:55 p.m. at BroMenn
Regional Medical Center in Normal.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Peasley Funeral Home in
Lincoln. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral
home, with Tim Searby officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery in rural Lawndale.
Mrs. Purlee retired as postmistress at Lawndale in
She was born Feb. 2, 1926, in rural Waynesville
to Ralph and Lucille Dreher Kurtz. She married
Ernest "Dick" Purlee on May 19, 1945.
She is survived by her husband; four children,
Donald Purlee of Goodfield, Sharon (and Ken) Bell of
Lincoln, Theresa (and Harold) Ingram of Crossville,
Tenn., and Jerry (and Linda) Purlee of Lawndale; one
sister, Frances Holleman of Wapella; one brother,
Wendell Kurtz of Edina, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Kris
Hicks, Jeff Bell, Eric Bell, Kimberly Horn, Harold
Ingram III, Trisha Painter, Jerry Purlee Jr., Stacy
Plummer, Jodi Carroll and Jodi Purlee; and 14
She was preceded in death by one brother, Dwight
She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
Society or Lincoln Christian Church.
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