Friday, March 20, 2009

Hattie Louise Purdom, 93, of Monett, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1915, in Exeter, the daughter of Beecher and Augusta (Cooper) Antle. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Church of Christ in Monett. She married Ora Francis Purdom on Jan. 16, 1932, in Galena, and he preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1986.

Survivors include: two sons, Jack Purdom, and his wife, Maxine, of Monett, and Larry Purdom, and his wife, Alice, of Purdy; two daughters, Barbara McDougle, and her husband, Selma, of Monett, and Carolyn Courtney, of Monett; two brothers, Everett Antle and Lester Antle, both of Exeter; one sister, Minnie Cornell, of Centralia, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Antle; one sister, Lucille Antle; and one grandchild.

Services were held Saturday, at Buchanan Chapel in Monett. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.

Memorials may be made to Fair Haven Children's Home.