Dorothy A. Purdy, 74, of McPherson, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.

She was born June 2, 1943, in Wellington, to Henry George and Esther Margaret Simon Erker. She graduated from Garden City High School in 1962.

A homemaker, Mrs. Purdy worked as a secretary for Prudential Life Insurance Company for 18 years.

On May 28, 1965, she married Roger Lee Purdy in Garden City. He died Dec. 3, 2005. She also was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Don, Arthur and Clifford Erker.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff and Craig Purdy, both of McPherson; three daughters, Christine Fell of Berthoud, Colo., and Stephanie Fraley and Shannon Richardson, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; a sister, Dolores Willems of McPherson; and 13 grandchildren.

Visitation hours are 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, McPherson, with rosary to start at 6:15 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at McPherson Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Jude's Children Hospital, in care of Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson KS 67460.