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Don M. Purdy, 89

June 26, 2012

Don M. Purdy, 89, of Celina, died on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1923, in Center Township, to Floyd and Ella (Miller) Purdy, and they preceded him in death.

On Jan. 11, 1945, he married Betty Jane (Cline), and she survives him.

He is also survived by two sons, Mark (Barbara) Purdy of San Jose, Calif., and Michael Purdy of Fort Myers, Fla.; two daughters, Jayme (Jim) Karen of Dallas, Texas, and Lisa (Bill) Wade of Apple Valley, Minn.; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by three siblings.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in the Mediterranean Theatre in World War II.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Bethany United Methodist Church in Celina, with the Rev. Jonathan Exman officiating.

Burial will be held in St. Marys Cemetery in Celina, with military rites by the Celina Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons - Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to State of the Heart Hospice.

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