In Memory

Leora K. Purcell - Class Of 1986

Leora K. Purcell

Leora K. Purcell

October 15, 1967 - June 1, 2007


Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home
Monday, June 04, 2007

Leora K. Purcell, 39, went to be with her Lord and Savior following a car accident in Eula June 1, 2007.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in Tuscola United Methodist Church, with Reverends Michael Berry and Toby Henson officiating. Burial will be in Tuscola cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home in Tuscola. Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, June 4, 2007, at the funeral home.

Leora K. Purcell was born October 15, 1967, in Abilene to Orbin Leo and Janice Standard Purcell. She graduated from Jim Ned High School in 1986. She was a homecoming queen candidate and a cheerleader for one year. She lived in Dallas three years after graduation, returned to Abilene in 1989 and moved to Clyde in 2003. She was a graduate of LVN School at Cisco Junior College. She was a member of Southwest Park Baptist Church in Abilene.

Preceding her in death was her grandparents, Max and Louise Standard and Orbin and Ruby Purcell.

Survivors include her father, Leo Purcell of Brownwood; her mother, Jan Purcell of Tuscola; one son, Dakota Morris and three daughters, Kristin K. Reilly, Brittni K. Reilly and Paisley K. Short, all of Clyde; one sister, Paula K. Waddle of Clyde; one brother, Charlie Purcell of Tuscola; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shannon Hendrix and Leora

Charlie, Leora and Paula

Brittni, Dakota, Kristin and Paisley

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15/03/10 06:37 PM #1    

Derrick Burgess (1985)

I'm so shocked and saddened to hear about everyone I knew especially Leora.She always brightened my day with her beautiful smile and her laugh. My condolense go out to her family.I will look for her in the stars*

05/09/11 08:06 AM #2    

Judy Cole (1964)

I grew up in Buffalo Gap and some of OUR best friends were the Purcell family.  Leo was a friend of mine and my sister, Martha.  Ruby and my mom, Kitty Cole, were in a band together.  They are like family and always will be.  I am so saddened by their loss.  I wish I'd had a chance to get to know Leora, she seems like a beautiful spirit and even though her life was too short, she touched many lives.

Judy Cole

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