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Ruth Purtell


Posted By: Pat Frette (email)
Date: 4/29/2009 at 12:06:01

Ruth Purtell, 93, of the Eastern Star Masonic home in Boone and formerly of Brownfield, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in Boone.
Interment was at Terry County Memorial Cemetery.
Ruth was born on June 16, 1915 in Taylor County, Texas to Newton and Madge Young. She moved to Brownfield with her family as a small child where she attended schools and graduated from Brownfield High School in 1933. She then received her degree from Draughon's Business College.
Ruth married Kenneth Purtell on October 26, 1938 in Lubbock, Texas. She was active in her children's lives and her church. She was a member of the Eastern Star, First United Methodist Church in Brownfield and many Bridge Clubs. She was preceded in death by her son, Gene Purtell in 1996; her brother, T.C. Young and two sisters, Tillie Trammell and Faye Hulse.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Kenneth Purtell of Brownfield; her son, Jim Purtell and his wife Edna of Sanford, NC; her daughter, Hazel Purtell and her husband Bob North of Pilot Mound, IA; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and her sister Ethel Wilson of Abilene.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, 1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, or the National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 Boone News Republican


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