Doris Rosalee Purcell
Doris Rosalee Purcell, 75, of Mt. Vernon died 9:11 p.m. March 26, 2005, 
at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Purcell was born Dec. 5, 1929, in Jefferson County to Clarence J. 
and Alma (Scott) Smith. She married Lloyd Purcell Oct. 18, 1945, in 
Hopkinsville, Ky.; he survives. 

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Dennis Myers will officiate. Burial will follow at 
Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Purcell is survived by her husband, Lloyd Purcell of Mt. Vernon; 
two daughters, Connie Mays and husband the Rev. David Mays of Granite 
City and Sondra Rainwater and husband Larry of Mt. Vernon; five 
grandchildren, Traci Barnett and husband Mark of Deltona, Fla., Adam Mays of 
Wayne City, Lydia Morse of Carrier Mills, Jody Rainwater and wife Tawny of 
Wayne City and Joshua Rainwater and wife Crystelle of Mt. Vernon; nine 
great-grandchildren, Shantel Barnett, Mark David Barnett, Abbigale 
Barnett, Kyleigh Mays, Jayce Morse, Brylan Rainwater, Kaycee Rainwater, 
Brianna Rainwater and Vince Rainwater; and two brothers, Donald E. Smith 
and wife Velma of Rochelle and Darrel D. Smith and wife Carolyn of 
Philadelphia, Miss. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Bessie L. Wilson Smith; 
and two sisters, Zelma F. Smith and Belva A. Smith. 

Mrs. Purcell was a very dear and giving wife, lovingly devoted 
to her family and grandchildren, who were very important parts of her 
life. She was also a member of Howard Chapel Church in Mt. Vernon. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation 
or to Howard Chapel Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or 
may be made to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, 
where you may call 242-3348 for further information.

Date: 30 Mar 2005
Source: Register-News
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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