Obituary: Sharon L. Purcell, 67, Germantown Hills

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Germantown Hills -- Sharon L. Purcell, 67, of Germantown Hills, died at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 6, 2012, at Washington Christian Village.

Born Nov. 19, 1945, in Peoria to Harold and Mabel (Christianson) Bailey, she married Larry E. Purcell on July 31, 1966, in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tara (Mick) Veloso and Jana (Jeff Dorelle) Purcell, both of East Peoria. She is also survived by one brother John (Lori Windows) Engstrom, of Princeton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Rick Bailey and Earl Engstrom.

Funeral services will be at noon Dec. 11, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home, Germantown Hills Chapel, with Rev. Gary Salm officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home, with burial in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate. Online condolences can be made to