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G. Purlee, 98, of Lincoln, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at St.
Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral
Burial will be in New Union Cemetery.
She retired from Lincoln Developmental Center in
1973 after serving many years as a clerk and typist.
She was born May 8, 1911, in Paris, Mo., to the
late Harry and Myrtle Leckrone Montgomery. She
married Cecil London, and he preceded her in death
in the late 1980s. She then married Logan Beck, and
he preceded her in death in 1995. After his death
she married George Purlee.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Diane (and
husband Bill) Shipton of Morton; her grandson, Todd
Johnson of Metamora; three great-grandsons, Eric
(and wife Brittnee) Shipton of Hopedale, Jeff (and
wife Tabitha) Shipton of Morton and Airman Doug
Shipton of Minot, N.D.; one great-granddaughter,
Lisa Shipton of Peoria; a great-great-grandson,
Justin Shipton of Morton; and a
great-great-granddaughter, Angela Shipton of
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joan
She was a longtime member of Lincoln Christian
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