Karen S. Purkaple

Karen S. Purkaple, nee Thomas, 62, of Belleville, IL, born Wednesday, November 12, 1947, in Glen Carbon, IL, died Friday, July 16, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Purkaple worked as a teacher. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City, IL, Sunday School Department Head, Missions Group Leader, Boy Scouts & Girls Scouts and involved in parent and teachers organization.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: Carl and Thelma nee Turnbull Thomas
  • Brother: Larry Thomas

Surviving are her:

  • Children:
    • Mark Purkaple of Belleville, IL
    • Tom (Susan) Purkaple of Kansas City, MO
    • Elizabeth McDowell of Belleville, IL
  • Brother: John Paul Thomas of Belleville, IL
  • 6 Grandchildren

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-6 P.M., Monday, July 19, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 6:00 pm Monday, July 19, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home.

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