Debra Purcell

1/14/2014

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Debra Purcell

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 garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are

suggested to the Finney County Humane Society, in care of the funeral

home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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