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Betty Jo Mabry Purnell, age 77, of Amanda Lane, Clearfield, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
Born December 12, 1940, she was a daughter of the late David Willie and Magelean Smedley Mabry. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Lee Mabry and Wilson Junior Mabry; three infant brothers; one infant sister; and a daughter, Annette Roberts.
She is survived by one son, Wendell Purnell and wife Ramona of Clearfield; three grandchildren, Cody Purnell and Amanda Bolton and husband Bryan, of Clearfield, and Eric Roberts of Orlando, Florida; and one great granddaughter, Bailey Bolton.
Other survivors include two brothers, Franklin Mabry and Glennis Mabry, of Clearfield; one sister, Lottie Richardson of Clearfield; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was a former employee of The Spinning Wheel fabric store and was a caregiver who enjoyed helping others. She loved to read and enjoyed painting, crocheting, and woodworking.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Crix Cemetery with the Rev. Greg Bowman officiating.
Pallbearers: Cody Purnell, Bryan Bolton, Jeff Richardson, Larry Thomas, Eric Roberts, Franklin Mabry, and Glennis Mabry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Morehead Shrine Club, c/o Randy Barker, Treasurer, 475 Cincinnati Branch, Morehead, KY 40351
Sign guestbook at www.northcuttandson.com
Published on March 5, 2018
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