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Monday, January 28, 2008

Doris Irene Purvis, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008 at Palm Grove Healthcare, Beaumont, Calif. She was 93 years old and had been in failing health for the past few years.

Doris was born June 29, 1914 in Edna, Kansas to Sidney Harlow Hunziker and Freda Edna Massey Hunziker. They moved shortly thereafter to Drexel, Mo., where she grew to womanhood. Doris and her two sisters, Evelyn Ann and Opal Adella, all graduated from Drexel High School. On Sept. 16, 1933, she was united in marriage to Charles Arthur Purvis in Osawatomie, Kansas. They then moved to a farm near LaCygne, Kansas where they raised a family of four children; Carol Lynn, Avalee, Charles Bruce and Roy Arthur. In 1954, they moved to Mound City, Kansas where she remained until the latter part of her life.

She then went to live in California with her oldest daughter, Carol.

Doris was a member of the Easter Star, EHU and the American Legion Auxiliary. She helped to organize the Arts and Crafts Festival. She enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her husband, "Art" and her second daughter, Avalee.

She is survived by three of her children; Carol Lynn Gutierrez of Homeland, Calif.; Charles Bruce Purvis of Kansas City, Mo., and Roy Arthur Purvis of Mound City, Kansas; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at the Coffel-Schneider Chapel, Mound City, Kansas. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Contributions are suggested to a charity of choice. Interment will be in the Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, Mo.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coffelschneider.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, Mound City.