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Viola LaVerne (Redman) Purdy

December 10, 1934 ~ March 29, 2020 (age 85)

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Viola LaVerne Purdy, 85, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020.   

Due to the current public health guidelines a private family graveside service will be held on Thursday, April 2nd  at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia and a Celebration of Life Service will be held once health restrictions are removed. 

Viola was born December 10, 1934 to Charles and Myrtie Smith Redman.  She married Donald Purdy June 21, 1952 in Harrison, Arkansas.  She enjoyed life - golfing, sewing, dancing, trout fishing and trips to the casino with her sister.  Most of all, she loved spending time with family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids.

Viola is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter, Rena Crane (Jeff) of Columbia; grandchildren, Jessie Kempf (Travis), Mandy Crane and great grandchildren, Colten and Callie.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings, Venita, Mae, Joy, Pearl, Pat, Roy and Volna Dean.

Memorials are suggested to Columbia Senior Center, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.


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Private Interment

Memorial Park Cemetery
1217 Bus. Loop 70W
Columbia, MO 65202

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