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Izola M. Purnell


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Izola M. Purnell Obituary
Purnell, Izola M. Was born on April 5, 1921 in Overton, Texas to George and Lena Sherow. She confessed her faith in Christ at a very early age and continued in her faith until death. She believed in education and graduated from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas and Pepperdine University where she received her Masters' Degree. She taught in the Gary Public Schools for over 40 years, teaching special education. She was very gifted and talented in arts and crafts. She met and married Leroy Purnell and from this union two sons were born, Roy and Lloyd. Izola was preceded in death by her father and mother; 3 brothers, John, Travis and Charles Sherow; 5 sisters, Berniece Sherow, Rosetta Hall, Ora Hider, Margaret Montgomery and Ora Ree Cato. She leaves to cherish fond memories two sons, Roy Purnell of Gary, Indiana and Lloyd (Ramona) Purnell of Bellflower, California; three grandchildren, Tabitha, Myles and Madison; one great-grandchild, Makenzie; five sisters, Merline Jones, Erma Jean Young, Elliece Matlock, Eudie M. Brown and Gladys Poindexter; and a host of other nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Visitation Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services immediately following at 11:00 a.m. All services at First Baptist Church, 626 W. 21st Ave., Gary, IN. Pastor Timothy F. Brown, officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 7, 2014
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