Colleen Purdy, 81

Colleen Purdy, 81, rural Wabash, died at 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  She was born in Wabash on Dec. 21, 1933 to Harold and Alice (O'Brien) Harden.

Colleen was a 1951 graduate of Wabash High School. She married Richard P. Purdy on June 13, 1954 in Wabash. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, and enjoyed spending time with, and caring for, her family.

She is survived by her husband, Richard P. Purdy, of Wabash; three children, Kris Purdy of Noblesville, Dan Purdy of Wabash, and Jeff (Linda) Purdy of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Alex (Casey) Torres of Fishers, Todd (Cindi) Idle of Bainbridge, Toni (Dan) Richins of Irvine, Calif, and Tracy (Russell) Penix of Indianapolis; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Terry (Mary) Harden of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her parents and half-sister Sharon Couch.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am, on Monday, Jan. 12 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Phil Lake officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2015 Jan 07