Shirley Purvis

Obituary of Shirley A. (Forbes) Purvis

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Shirley A. (Forbes) Purvis, 68, of Cortland, passed away April 17, 2012. She was born September 26, 1943 in Fulton, NY, daughter of the late Lester W. and Alice (Goodside) Forbes. Shirley was raised in Scriba NY, prior to coming to the Cortland area in the early 1960s. She was employed with Smith Corona and then with Rubbermaid. She was an avid reader and was an animal lover. She is survived by her daughters Diane R. Purvis of Homer NY, Tina L. Takach of Dryden NY, grandchildren Tyler Purvis, Rachael Takach, Jessica Hinkle, great granddaughter Jackie, siblings Lorraine Torbitt of Cortland, James F. Forbes of Fulton, Ellen Martinez of Florida, Kenneth R. Forbes of Fulton, Ralph E. Forbes of Arizona, Allen R. Forbes of Kansas, Katherine Martell of California, John Smouten of Newark, NY, Anna Pearsall of North Carolina, John Williams of Oswego, Bonnie Edwards of Virginia, Leslie Hartel of Fulton, and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was predeceased by her daughter Terri Edgar, grandson Keith Edgar, siblings Gary and Irene. Calling hours will be Saturday 3-4:45 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY, 13045, with a memorial service to begin 5 pm at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Cortland County SPCA, 879 McLean Rd., Cortland NY 13045. To offer online condolences visit
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