The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 8, 2013

Dorothea Purdy


The Joplin Globe

LEESBURG, Fla. — Dorothea Houser Purdy, age 95, of Leesburg, Fla., passed into her eternal reward May 5, 2013.

Dorie was a devoted Christian and prayer intercessor, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, the matriarch of five generations, all of whom held a special place in her heart. Her love extended to numerous friends all over the country whom she considered a part of her family.

She is survived by her children, Suzanne Barter Dost, Paul Wm Houser and Mary Ann Vylonis Smith, all of Florida, eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were husbands, Walter C. Houser and Charles L. Purdy; son, James A. Purdy; and granddaughter, Anissa L. Houser.

Graveside services will be held at Poe Cemetery, Jones, Mich., at a date yet to be determined.