JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Alta Florence Purvis

Lindenwood - Alta F. Purvis, 74, Rural Route 1, died April 5 (1982) at 
Swedish American Hospital, Rockford after a short illness.

She was born Dec. 7, 1907 in Belle Rive to George and Effie (Bennett) 
Shrum.

She married William A. Purvis Sept. 25, 1926 in Elgin and he preceded 
her in death Jan. 7, 1980.

She was also preceded in death by one grandson.

She was a member of the Foursquare Church, Rochelle.

Survivors include a son, William A. Jr., Rockford, and give daughters, 
Mrs. Homer (Juanita) Williams, Franklin Grove, Mrs. Jack (Veneta) 
Campbell, Stevens Point, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Betty) Walsh, Crystal Lake, 
Mrs. 
Robert (Deloris) Schaneberg, Ashton; Mrs. Allen (Doris) Gittleson; 
Rochelle, 23 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 
Rochelle with the Rev. V.S. Defants Jr., pastor of the Foursquare 
church, 
officiating.  Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be 
in Trinity Memory Gardens Cemetery, Rochelle.  A memorial has been 
established to the church.


Source: The News, Rochelle, IL 
Date: 6 Apr 1982
Submitted by: Sandy (Whalen) Bauer
Relationship - First cousin, twice removed
 

 

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