Marilyn Ann Purdy

Jul 9, 2019
Purdy, Marilyn web


Mass of Christian Burial: will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City


4-7 p.m. Thursday at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at church.


West View Cemetery


may be directed to La Porte City Ambulance Service or Care Initiatives Hospice.


Marilyn Ann Purdy, 76, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at La Porte City Specialty Care.  She was born May 25, 1943 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Leland and Elizabeth Bottema Raymond.  She was a 1961 graduate of La Porte City High School and attended Gates Business College.

She married Lee Purdy on May 25, 1963 in La Porte City.

Marilyn worked for 6 years as a Secretary for La Porte City School Board and was Bookkeeper for La Porte City COOP/ECIC for 32 years, retiring in 2012.  

She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City, Benton Co. Porkettes, West View Cemetery Board and Bruce Township Trustees.

She enjoyed traveling with family, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survived by: her husband, Lee of La Porte City; two daughters, Andrea (Jeff) Philyaw of Winchester, VA, Malinda (Shawn) Hansen of La Porte City; one son, Chad (Missie) Purdy of La Porte City; seven grandchildren, Zachary (Kelsey) Morris of West Liberty, Daniel (Anna) Philyaw of Clear Brook, VA, Teal (Kyele) Ludemann of La Porte City, Stallone, Gibson and Carter Purdy all of La Porte City, Ashlyn Philyaw of Winchester, VA; one great granddaughter, Rayna Philyaw; four step grandchildren, Amanda Hansen of Manchester, Taylor (Kyle) Robbins of Edgewood, Bryan (Alexandra) Eriksen of Cedar Rapids, Carson Hansen of Manchester; five step great grandchildren; one sister, Linda (Everett) Young of Marion.

Preceded in death by: her parents.


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  1. Steven Blocker | Jul 27, 2019
     I will sadly miss her. Rest in peace Marilyn.
  2. Sherry (Mohr) Elliott | Jul 15, 2019
     Sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing.  Remember riding the school bus, attending 4-H meetings and card club with Marilyn.  Comfort to her family during this ad time.
  3. Sue Depoy | Jul 13, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of Marilyn Purdy's family members.  God bless you all and much love during this difficult time.  

    The Depoy family

  4. Sue Depoy | Jul 13, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Purdy family.  God bless you all during this difficult time.  Love to you all.


    The Depoy family

  5. Shelley (Hutton) Flaherty | Jul 11, 2019
     I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and my prayers are with the entire Purdy family. May God hold you gently in his hands...
  6. Marvin and Sue Hrubes | Jul 10, 2019
    Our sympathy and prayers to all of the family members of Marilyn.
  7. Phyllis Weidemann | Jul 09, 2019

    My sympathy is extended to the Purdy family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


  8. Melody Ross-Neuman | Jul 09, 2019
    i am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing, fun Lady that touched many hearts. I am keeping you all of in my thoughts. 
  9. Lori McFarland | Jul 09, 2019

    my thoughts and prayers to all the Purdy family.  

    May the Good Shepard hold you even closer to his heart during you time of sorrow.

  10. Ann Glime | Jul 09, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss. Marilyn and her family were neighbors of ours. I got my first 4-H uniform from Marilyn, as she graduated in the spring and I started 4-H in the fall. We both belonged to the Bruce Boosterettes' 4-H Club. I am keeping you all in my prayers...
  11. Janet Miller | Jul 09, 2019
    Sending thoughts and prayers to your family at this time of great sadness. Godspeed to you all.

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