Mary Alice Purcell

May 27, 1925March 15, 2021

Mary Alice Purcell, 95, passed away early Monday morning, March 15, 2021. She was devoted to her family and beloved in return.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Oscar Purcell.

Survivors include her son Gary (Shirley) of Terre Haute; daughter Marianne Jarrard (David) of Bedford, IN; son Timothy (Joyce) of Anderson, IN; and son Philip (Beth) of Noblesville, IN; a granddaughter Gena Vansickle (Brian); grandson Stephen Krause (Kristina); grandson Brian Krause (Jessica); grandson Matthew Jarrard (Abby); granddaughter Jennifer Browning (Greg); grandson Benjamin Purcell (Jenny); and grandson Alexander Purcell; a great-granddaughter Grace Vansickle; great-grandson Tyler Vansickle; great-grandson Reed Browning; a nephew Frank Bell (Susie); a niece Susan Harris (Bob); and other nieces and nephews.

Mary Alice was born in Terre Haute on May 27, 1925. She was the daughter of her beloved "Papa" Louis R. Yansky. She led a daily exercise class, read a book a week, and cheered for the Indianapolis Colts. Formerly, she worked in various roles including the Terre Haute Day Nursery and the election polls. Family services will be conducted later at Roselawn Cemetery in Terre Haute. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Terre Haute Day Nursery Fund, c/o Wabash Valley Community Foundation, 200 South 8th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807.


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Mary Alice Purcell

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