Obituary for Joanna Purvis

Ponca City Now - April 13, 2016 12:00 am

Joanna Sue Purvis

(October 14, 1934 – April 11, 2016)

Joanna Sue Hudson Purvis, age 81, resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma, passed away Monday April 11, 2016 in Ponca City.

The family will have a private remembrance ceremony at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

Joanna was born on October 14, 1934 to Robert Earl Hudson and Ruby Iva Holloway Hudson in Ponca City. She was raised in Ponca City, graduating from Ponca City High School in 1952. On Jun 17, 1956, Joseph Carl Purvis became her husband. Joanna worked for Conoco from 1970 to 1985 before retiring. Prior to her employment at Conoco, her husband had been located overseas as a Conoco employee. She was quite fond of the time they spent living in Tripoli, Libya and traveling around Europe. After she and her husband retired, they bought a fifth wheel travel trailer and spent many days traveling across the USA with their friends.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Carl Purvis, Son, Joseph Purvis and wife Beth of Ponca City, daughter, Teresa Funkhouser and husband Bob of Flagstaff, AZ, grand children, Andrea Fish of Flagstaff, AZ, Tracie Fish of Chicago, IL, Alex Hawley of Santa Cruz, CA, and Thomas Hawley of San Jose, CA, and great grandchild Abram Hageman. Preceding Joanna in death were her parents and her sister, Roberta Jean Shipton.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, 445 N. Fairview, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Source: Trout Funeral Home