Heaven gained another angel on April 29, 2018. Barbara "Betty" Purinton, 89, of Edwardsville,KS passed away surrounded by her two beloved daughters.
Betty was born in Forchheim, Germany on December 5, 1928 to Anna Richter and Lorenz Keiner. She met and married Davie Lee Purinton, Sr. on June 5, 1959. They lived in Germany,Colorado and Oklahoma before settling in Edwardsville, KS. Betty had several jobs, but her favorite job was being a mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Anne Mueller and two sons Franklin Purinton and Davie Purinton, Jr.
Betty is survived by her son Staff Sergeant (R) Donald Purinton (Patricia) of Manchester, TN, three daughters Inge Kern of Forchheim Germany, Gabriele Richards (Royal) of Thayer, MO, and the love of her life Cheryl Purinton (David Vega, Jr.) of Kansas City, KS, a granddaughter she loved as her own daughter Jennifer Mueller of Centerton, AR, two sisters Leni Keiner of Forchheim, Germany, Hilda Rowell or Wray, GA, 8 other loved grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and furbabies (Zoey, Zack, Jaxson, Thatcher, Isaak, Tank and Rosebud).
The family suggests memorial contributions to Whispering Willows Senior Dog Sanctuary, Inc., 101 Old 64 Hwy, Hermitage, MO 65668
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday May 3, 2018 at Mary Butler Meyers Funeral Home, 6300 Parallel Pkwy, KC, KS. Services will be at St Patrick's Church, 1086 N 94th St, KC, KS 66112. She will be laid to rest at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, KC, KS
Whispering Willow Sr. Pet Sanctuary
101 Old 64 Highway, Hermitage MO 65668