LOCAL FOOTBALL SCORING UPDATES PRESENTED BY THE HUNGRY HOBO:

Patricia Purcell


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Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Funeral services for Patricia A. Purcell, 79, of East Moline, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Purcell died Monday, May 6, 2013, at her home. In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be made to the First Southern Baptist Church, Colona.
Patricia Edwards was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Mulkeytown, Ill., the daughter of Hampton and Pauline Pharis Edwards. She married Robert Purcell Jan. 8, 1949, in Morgansfield, Ky. He died Dec. 6, 2002.
In their earlier years, she and her husband enjoyed camping. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her life revolved around her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughter, Barbara DeGreve, East Moline, (fiance, Jim Reynolds, Rock Island); son, William Purcell, Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Keith (Meg), Melissa (Jason), Matthew, Amanda, Jeffrey, Shane, and Farah; 10 great-grandchildren; half-brother, Randy Edwards, Illinois; special cousin, Judy Miller, Christopher, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Connie Hoover; and son in-law, Colin DeGreve.
Online condolences may be left with the family at vanhoe.com














 



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