Phyllis Purcell, 91

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Phyllis Darnell Purcell, the daughter of Earl and Maude (Lyne) McGeary, was born on December 17, 1931 in Lincoln County, Kansas. She passed away on May 30, 2023 at the Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care at Mankato, Kansas, at the age of 91 years, 5 months, 13 days.
Phyllis attended Vesper Kansas country school and graduated from Montrose High School. She was a member of the Webber Community Church.
She was united in marriage to Eugene Purcell on June 9, 1950 at Colby, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children. Phyllis was a cook for the Montrose and Superior Schools for many years.
Phyllis was a member of the United Methodist Women, serving as Secretary for many years, the Valley View Club and the Webber Wide Awake 4-H Club. She entered the Jewell County Long Term Care in July of 2022 where she resided until her death.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Maude; husband, Eugene on November 23, 2009; daughter, Deanna Reed; sisters, Betty Price, Lois Cheney, Doris Nelson and Nina Snyder; her brother, Dwayne McGeary; and grandson, Kajaw Griffiths.
Survivors include her children, Dianna Gatewood of Salina, Kansas, and Bradley (Tracy) Purcell of Superior, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Houston (Matt) Becker, Chase Purcell and friend Alli Foy, Karie Griffiths, Jeneka Kelly, Stacy Green and Michael Purcell; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Bonnie (Frank) Langer of Superior, and sister-in-law, Avadon McGeary of Clearwater, Kansas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, Superior, Nebraska, Monday, June 5, 2023 at 10:30 am. Betty Bouray will officiate.
Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, near Montrose, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to Webber Community Church.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday with the family present from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 Phone 402-879-3900

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