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Janet Louise Purdy
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Obituary for Janet Louise Purdy

Janet Louise Purdy, age 73, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 1:10 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018, at her home. She was born January 29, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James and Sara Ellen (Berky) Williams.

Janet was a graduate of Montour High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and was a truck driver for R & R Trucking in Webb City, Missouri.

On July 1, 2000, she married Merland Purdy in Stotts City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 9, 2010.

Janet is survived by her two daughters, Donna Golob and her husband, Robert, of Valparaiso, Indiana and Cathy Zelina and her husband, Paul, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; three sons, Reese Ploof, Jr. and his partner, Scott Mehalik, of Miller, Missouri, Glenn Ploof and his wife, Becky, of Wintersville, Ohio and James Ploof and his fiancé, Terri Holman, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one brother, James Williams and his wife, Roxana, of Mentor, Ohio; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Her parents, James and Sara, and her husband, Merland, preceded her in death.

A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Burial will be held at a later date at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri.

Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home

510 E. Cherry St.
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Cemetery Details


Missouri Veteran's Cemetery

Missouri Veteran's Cemetery, Springfield, MO.

Memorial Contribution

American Breast Cancer Foundation

Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
Memorial donations may be made payable to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, in care of the funeral home

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