Helen I. Purcell

Helen Isabel Purcell

88, of Indianapolis, passed away on January 15, 2013. She was born on October 15, 1924 to the late Pearl E and Vera Scott Mills. She made a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was feisty and out-spoken and she made us laugh up until her last days.

Survivors include her daughter, Karen (Randy) Andrews; son, Gary (Connie) Purcell; 5 grandchildren, Christi Denny, Random, Randa, Ashlee and Christy; 4 sisters, Vivian Berkshire, Barb Mills, Virginia Burris and Naomi Frogge.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Ray Purcell; her daughter, Judy Denny; and 8 siblings.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250. Online condolences may be shared with the family at http://www.ghherrmann.com

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 17, 2013