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LaVerne Purkey

LaVerne D. Purkey, 96, of Bloomington, passed into the hands of the Lord at 6 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 6, 2019) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.

She was born May 8, 1922, the daughter of William and Alvina Jacobs Sieg of Bloomington, who both preceded her in death.

LaVerne married the late Lt. Roland A. Purkey in January 1942. She is survived by one son, Ronald W., and daughter-in-law, Mary, both of Normal; and a grandson, Ronald M., Naples, Fla. Her sister, Elverta Sieg, and an infant brother, Delmar, preceded her in death.

LaVerne was employed by State Farm for six years and retired from Country Companies after 25½ years of service. She was a member of both State Farm and Country Companies bowling leagues and the IAA golf league. LaVerne was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served on the Altar Guild.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington, followed by a graveside committal service at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Westminster Village, Martin Health Center, and in particular Sarah and Marilyn from Advocate Hospice for the excellent care she received.

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