Theresa "Terri" Purviance

Theresa Jean "Terri" Purviance, 25, of Coulterville, IL, born Wednesday, December 19, 1984, in Belleville, Illinois, died Friday, October 8, 2010 from injuries in an auto accident.

Ms Purviance was employed as a dental assistant at the Center of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Belleville, IL.

Terri had an engaging smile, a postive outlook and a bubbly personality. She was happiest with her two precious daughters and her fiance'. She was looking forward to a new chapter in her life. She was bright, loving and kind; she lit up this world and leaves it dimmer in her absence, but more joyous for all who had the privilege to know and love her.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Grandmother: Dr. Peggy Kirkpatrick
  • Uncle: Douglas Purviance
  • Great Grandparents

Surviving are her:

  • Daughters
    • Justis Brenning
    • Mia Lanier
  • Mother: Diane Purviance
  • Sisters
    • Jessica (Tony) Schneider
    • Julie Seymour
  • Grandparents: Keith (Carol) Purviance
  • Aunt: Debbi (Kevin Kaufhold) Purviance
  • Uncle: David Purviance
  • Fiance': Alan Macke
  • Cousins
    • Dustin Purviance
    • Brandon Purviance
    • Graeme Purviance
    • Corey Kaufhold
  • Niece: Starlit Schneider
  • Nephew: Isaiah Schneider
  • Several Great Aunts & Uncles
  • A host of friends who will forever cherish their memories of this beautiful young woman.

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the family for the benefit of her daughters C/O Diane Purviance

Visitation: Friends may call from 11:30 am to 12:30pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Wear your bright colors to a Celebration of Life Service at 12:30pm Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Alex Hendrickson officiating. By her request cremation was held.

Condolences left for Theresa "Terri" Purviance:

    You are all on our mind and in our prayers. We love you.


    Kelly Kirkpatrick Martin Fishers IN 46037

    I was Justis's First Grade teacher. I send my thoughts and prayers to her and her family.

    Leslie Lehman

    Leslie Lehman Marissa IL 62257

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Justis, Mia and your family.

    Terri will be missed but, never forgotten.

    Trace King

    Trace King Pinckneyville Illinois 62274

    I visited with Terri just hours before her accident. She was very happy and expressed her devotion to her family.

    Jim Blackman Ofallon IL 62269

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. To Justis and Mia, Remeber your mother loved you both and you were the center of her life. Remember the hugs and kisses and hold them in your heart,for she will hold them in her heart.

    Vanessa Tinsley Sparta Illinois 62286

    To Justis and Mia always remember that everyday that your mother dropped you off at school, she never left without saying "I love you" to you. to the rest of her loved ones left behind, you have a wonderful woman waiting you to meet again in Heaven. She will be watching her children grow with her wonderful smile on her face.

    Ms. Bridget /Head Start

    Bridget Lambert coulterville IL 62237

    My heart goes out to the family for the loss of a wonderful person. May the wonderful memories always bring a smile to your face.

    Tina Dolmage Sparta IL 62286