• PURVIS MARY JO Age 82, of Sewi...

PURVIS
MARY JO
Age 82, of Sewickley, died August 16, 2017 after a long illness. Born June 11, 1935 in Iowa City, Iowa, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years Robert L. Purvis (Bob); her parents, Clair and Dorothy Ingalls; and her brother, Jerry Ingalls MD. She was the mother of Deanna Purvis (Trish Lane) of Pittsburgh, Douglas Purvis (Diane) of Richmond, VA; and adoring grandmother of Hollyann Purvis also of Richmond. Mary Jo graduated from Duke University with a B.S. degree in Nursing. In 1957, she moved to what was then the territory of Hawaii where she worked in nursing, met and married Bob. She put her nursing career on hold to devote full time to being a wonderful wife and mother. Her favorite hobby was tennis, a sport that she excelled at for over 50 years and through which she developed lifelong friendships. She was also an avid fan of Pirates Baseball, enjoying her yearly trips with Bob for spring training. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held on September 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley. Interment will follow at the Sewickley Cemetery.
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PostedSeptember 10, 2017