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Nellie Elizabeth "Betty" Dawson Orpurt
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1921
Miami County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 2011
Allen County
Ohio, USA

Nellie Elizabeth "Betty" Orpurt, 90, died at 12:05 p.m. June 23, 2011, at Lost Creek Care Center.

She was born March 15, 1921, in Peru, Ind., to Gale and Mary Pahl Dawson, who preceded her in death. Her husband of more than 72 years, William C. Orpurt Jr., died Dec. 1, 2010.

Mrs. Orpurt was a homemaker. She and her husband had been houseparents for more than 18 years for ARC of Allen County. In the 1950s, they also were instrumental in founding the Cerebral Palsy Clinic in Lima.

Survivors include five children, Mary (Richard) Painter, Lenny Orpurt, Robert (Bev) Orpurt and Phil (Doris) Orpurt, all of Lima, and Elizabeth (Ross) Hunt, of Wapakoneta; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Orpurt, of Southington; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Leis, of Peru, Ind.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Orpurt; and two daughters, Rebecca Belle and Frances Kaye.

Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Pastor Terry Anderson will officiate 
Family links: 
  William Clarence Orpurt (1918 - 2010)
  Dennis Dale Orpurt (1943 - 2010)*
  Robert L Orpurt (1950 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Memorial Park Mausoleum Cemetery
Allen County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Mausoleum
GPS (lat/lon): 40.72586, -84.04749
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Record added: Jun 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71920919
Nellie Elizabeth Betty <i>Dawson</i> Orpurt
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Nellie Elizabeth Betty <i>Dawson</i> Orpurt
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Nellie Elizabeth Betty <i>Dawson</i> Orpurt
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 Added: Jul. 5, 2011

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