Debra Jo Purcell, 61, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
She was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Dodge City, to Ralph Nathan and Evah
Mary Larkin Massey. She graduated from Ensign High School, where she was
active in track, and attended Fort Hays State University.
On July 4, 1971, she married Mike Purcell in Garden City. He died
Nov. 24, 2013. She also was preceded in death by her parents; twin
infant daughters; and a brother, Mike Massey.
After moving to Garden City, Mrs. Purcell worked for Sears and then
was office manager at Palmer Manufacturing for 31 years. She enjoyed
watching all kinds of sports, especially the Olympics, micro midget car
races and taking care of stray cats.
Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First United
Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery
in Garden City.
Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorials are
suggested to the Finney County Humane Society, in care of the funeral
home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.