Sylvia A. Purdy

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Sylvia A. Purdy, 72, of West Elkton, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at McCullough-Hyde Hospital in Oxford.

She was born on March 30, 1941 in Wise County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Georgia (Hill) Blevins. Sylvia was a graduate of East Stone High School in East Stone, Virginia, and was a retired bus driver for Preble Shawnee, where she drove for 29 years. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, arts and crafts, traveling and laughing and spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by brothers, Jerry and Ronald Blevins.

Sylvia is survived by her husband of 44 years, Raymond "Ray" D. Purdy; children and spouses, Archie (Gertrude Acker) Basler, Annette (Mike Little) Basler, Michelle (Jim) Kozerski and Brian (Nicole) Purdy; grandchildren, Carl Manns, Chris Manns, Chelsea (Tom Cradler) Manns, Jimmy Purdy, Zack Kozerski, Kaci Purdy, Caitlyn Kozerski and Ryan Purdy; great grandchildren, Nicholas Manns, Cadence Manns and Easton Cradler; brothers and sisters, Jimmie( Ann) Blevins, Dorothy(Roy) Hamilton, Ben (Maggie) Blevins, Michael (Linda) Blevins, Steve (Phyllis) Blevins, Phyllis (Ferdinand) Jose, Johnny (Kim) Blevins and Mary Lynn (Delmer) Caudill; nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Nein-Barnes Funeral Home, 249 North Main Street, Camden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via the website at

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249 North Main Street Camden, OH 45311
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