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 Jennifer Rebecca Purcell

Jennifer Rebecca Purcell

Birth
Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana, USA
Death 3 Nov 1997 (aged 23)
Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, USA
Burial Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 111811071 · View Source
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Jennifer Purcell Turben, 23, of Leavenworth, is the daughter of Michael Purcell, of Old Fort, Tenn. and Bonita Pellemen, of Leavenworth. She was born at the Harrison County Hospital in Corydon on March 21, 1974. She was a former certified nursing assistant at Todd-Dickey Medical Center, and attended Alton Baptist Church.
On November 3, 1997 her estranged husband Robert Turben, 30, of Leavenworth, strangled Jennifer with an AC adapter, while their children were in the bath tub and later hid her body in a cave. He was charged with first degree murder and was convicted of that charge on August 6, 1998 and later given the maximum sentence of 65 years, his earliest possible release date is July 1, 2030.
Jennifer's funeral was held at the Dillman-Green Funeral Home in Marengo, with the Rev. Patrick Smith officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, in Leavenworth, In.
Besides her parents, she was survived by three daughters, ages 3 months, 2 years and 4 years old.


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  • Created by: Jon Combs
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111811071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jennifer Rebecca Purcell (21 Mar 1974–3 Nov 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111811071, citing Cedar Cemetery, Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jon Combs (contributor 47387907) .