In Memoriam : Martha Purcell

Martha Purcell Martha Frances Purcell - age: 99
(June 07, 1918 to March 08, 2018 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Oak Hill Cemetery
South Cherokee Street
Taylorville, Illinois

Martha Frances Purcell, age 99, of Benton; passed away at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Helia Healthcare Center of Benton.

Mrs. Purcell’s wishes were to be cremated.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.

Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha was born on June 7, 1918 in Logan, Illinois, the daughter of Cordis Cairel and Girtie (Fox) Cairel. She married Eulas “Junior” Purcell, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 2006.

Mrs. Purcell was a member of the Midland Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL.

She was a housewife and enjoyed fishing, playing cards (pinochle) with friends. She and her late husband Junior traveled when they were younger and were active with the Shriners and Eastern Star. After retirement they spent their winters in Texas.

Martha is survived by, a nephew Jack Cairel and wife Janice of Stark, FL; four nieces: Janice Williams and husband Sam of Johnston City, IL, Elaine Harris and husband Guy of Tupelo, MS, Romain Short of Harrisburg, IL, and Barbara Cairel of Logan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers: Raleigh Cairel, Frank Cairel, and Jack Cairel; one sister: Bonnie Neal; and a nephew Cordell Cairel.

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