Doris Rosalee Purcell
Doris Rosalee Purcell, 75, of Mt. Vernon died 9:11 p.m. March 26, 2005,
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Purcell was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Jefferson County to Clarence J.
and Alma (Scott) Smith. She married Lloyd Purcell Oct. 18, 1945, in
Hopkinsville, Ky.; he survives.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home
in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Dennis Myers will officiate. Burial will follow at
Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Purcell is survived by her husband, Lloyd Purcell of Mt. Vernon;
two daughters, Connie Mays and husband the Rev. David Mays of Granite
City and Sondra Rainwater and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon; five
grandchildren, Traci Barnett and husband Mark of Deltona, Fla., Adam Mays of
Wayne City, Lydia Morse of Carrier Mills, Jody Rainwater and wife Tawny of
Wayne City and Joshua Rainwater and wife Crystelle of Mt. Vernon; nine
great-grandchildren, Shantel Barnett, Mark David Barnett, Abbigale
Barnett, Kyleigh Mays, Jayce Morse, Brylan Rainwater, Kaycee Rainwater,
Brianna Rainwater and Vince Rainwater; and two brothers, Donald E. Smith
and wife Velma of Rochelle and Darrel D. Smith and wife Carolyn of
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Bessie L. Wilson Smith;
and two sisters, Zelma F. Smith and Belva A. Smith.
Mrs. Purcell was a very dear and giving wife, lovingly devoted
to her family and grandchildren, who were very important parts of her
life. She was also a member of Howard Chapel Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation
or to Howard Chapel Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or
may be made to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home,
where you may call 242-3348 for further information.
Date: 30 Mar 2005
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman