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Robert E. Purcell

Birth
Wood River, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Death 6 Dec 2002 (aged 71)
East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 110178814 · View Source
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Services for Robert E. Purcell, 71, of East Moline will be 10 a.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens East Moline.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, Coal Valley, where he was a member.

Mr. Purcell died Friday, Dec. 6, 2002 at his home.

Mr. Purcell was born Feb. 3, 1931, in Wood River, Ill., the son of William and Irene Slattery Purcell. He married Patricia Edwards Jan. 8, 1949, in Morganfield, Ky.

He retired from the former Clark Oil Co. in 1987 after 30 years of service.

He enjoyed camping. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Purcell, East Moline; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara DeGreve, Colona, and Connie and Rick Hoover, Rock Island; son and daughter-in-law, William and Chris Purcell, Las Vegas, Nev.; and grandchildren, Keith, Melissa, Matthew, Amanda "Half-Pint," Jeffrey and Shane.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law, Colin DeGreve.


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  • Created by: GrammaL
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110178814
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert E. Purcell (3 Feb 1931–6 Dec 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110178814, citing Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by GrammaL (contributor 47007314) .