Louise Purnell


Daisy Louise Purnell, age 101, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Kingswood Living Center, Kansas City, MO.

Louise was born on August 7, 1915 to Hugh & Lillie White of Calhoun, MO.  She married John William Purnell on April 18, 1936.  They lived on a farm East of Calhoun, while John worked at Windsor Coal Company.  Louise made clothes for her daughters and made beautiful quilts for all her children and grandchildren to cherish.  Later they moved to K.C., KS.  John worked at Fairbanks and Morse Company, while Louise worked for K. C. Boys’ Wear, later at Gay Gibson, then at Nelly Don Clothing.

Louise is survived by four children, Lillie Yvonne Emsweller of Kalispell, Montana, Leta Marie Scott and husband Don of Raytown, MO, Barbara Lou Meacham and husband Ivan of Lowry City, MO and Melford Purnell of Big Fork, Montana.  She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Betty Clemons of Clinton, MO.  Louise was cherished by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends that were so dear to her.

The family will receive visitors at 1:00 PM of Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.  A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, followed by Interment at Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, MO.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Calhoun Cemetery and may be left in care of Consalus Funeral Home, 209 S. 2nd St., Clinton, MO 64735.

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Tonya Coyne

You were a blessing in my life Grandma. You always took that extra step letting Lindsey and I know we were a part of your life. Thank you for your love and many letters you sent us through the years. I have fond memories of you and the family. You will always have a place in my heart. I will miss you dearly. I loved you Grandma.

 Posted February 15, 2017 - 11:45am

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