Mary Louise Purple


Mary Louise Purple, 83, of Covington, Ind., passed away at 10:37 p.m. EDT Saturday June 8, 2019, at Williamsport Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Mary was born July 15, 1935, in Veedersburg, Ind., the daughter of John and Violet (Irwin) Olds.
She married Harlen L. Purple on December 7, 1956, in Covington.
Surviving family include her husband of 62 years, Harlen L. Purple, Covington; two daughters, Lisa Kirchenbauer, Greenwood Ind., Nancy (Duane) Roderick, Attica, Ind.; a sister, Leah Mae (Carl) Minick, Wallace, INd.; five grandchildren, Chase Roderick, Dylan (Kirsten) Roderick, Saundra Kirchenbauer, Ashley (Johann) Johansen, Emily (Jessup) Dowell; two great-grandchildren, Lilliana Johansen, Elijah Johansen; two step-grandsons, Corey (Allison) Roderick, and Blake Roderick.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, Harold Gene Olds, John Robert Olds; two sisters, Betty Donovan and Ruthie Odneal.
Mary graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1953, she is a member of Orchard Hills Church of Christ in Covington. She had worked at Valmont (formerly G.E.) in Danville, retiring there after 30 years of employment.
She enjoyed traveling, spending the winters in Florida with her husband, Harlen, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday June 12, at Orchard Hills Church of Christ, 1630 9th St., Covington, with Pastors Jonah Stults and Dylan Roderick officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church and continue until the time of service. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington.
Memorial contributions to Orchard Hills Church of Christ. Online condolences at
Published on June 10, 2019
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Tammy purple .Wendy bacon an Shaun bacon
Jun 12, 2019
Harlem and girls deep sympathy for ur loss u are in are prayers