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Mary Jo (Ingalls) Purvis

June 11, 1935 ~ August 16, 2017 (age 82)

Mary Jo Purvis, 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 life long 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 at 11:00 a.m. at the

Presbyterian Church of Sewickley. Interment will follow at the Sewickley



 Service Information

Memorial Service
September 11, 2017

11:00 AM
The Presbyterian Church, Sewickley
414 Grant St.
Sewickley, PA 15143

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