Celebrating the life of Ted R. "Rich" Purdom
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He was born April 2, 1954, in St. Louis, MO, to Ted D. & Laverne (Spitz) Purdom. They preceded him in death.
He married Cindy Alles on February 21, 1978, in St. Louis, MO. She died on May 23, 1987.
He married Kelly Wall on September 2, 1989, in St. Louis, MO. She survives in El Dara, IL.
In addition to his wife Kelly he is also survived by 1 son Richard, wife Monica, Purdom of St. Charles, MO, 2 daughters, Becky Elmore, husband Michael, of Childress, TX and Megan Kimball, husband Dennis, of El Dara, 5 granddaughters, Justyce Carsey, Kaitlyne Kindle, Mariana Kimball, Becky Kimball and Hadley Purdom, 4 grandsons, Levi Kindle, Christopher Bunn, Alex Kimball, and Jonathon Kimball, 2 sisters, Annette Rohlick of St. Louis, MO and Linda House of St. Peters, MO, and numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother Marvin Purdom.
Rich retired from the Postal Service after many years of service. He later worked for the Sny Levee District. He had served in the Marine Corp. and later served in the U. S. Army and active Reserves. He enjoyed bowling and teaching kids to bowl. He loved to fish. Rich was a jack of all trades.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Taylor-Martin Cemetery in El Dara.
There is no visitation.
Burial will be in Taylor-Martin Cemetery in El Dara.
Memorials are suggested to the Pike County Animal Shelter.
Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry is in charge of arrangements.
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El Dara, IL 62356
El Dara, IL 62356