Donelda I. Purcell-Locke
August 7, 1941 - August 24, 2017
Donelda I. Purcell-Locke, 76, a lifelong resident of Allen, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Hillsdale on August 7, 1941 to Byron and Genieve (Snyder) Todd. Donelda married Jerry Purcell on July 8, 1962 and he preceded her in death on March 18, 1998. In 2002 Donelda married Richard Locke and he survives
Donelda was a 1959 graduate of Quincy High School. She had been employed for the State of Michigan for 32 years in purchasing. Donelda was a member of the Allen Pythian Sisters for 50 years and a member of the Allen Methodist Church for 58 years. Donelda was a good hearted person and was a very neat and organized. She always enjoyed driving and especially loved her three grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Richard, Donelda is survived by her daughter, Krista (Travis) Marshall of Allen; son, Chad (Kerri) Purcell of Allen and grandchildren, Chelsea (Kyle Bastien) Purcell, Garrett Purcell and Ally Marshall; two step children, Sherri (Bruce) Hildenbrand of Spring Arbor and Scott (Jacinda) Locke of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Jerry Purcell.
Funeral services for Donelda Purcell-Locke will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Quincy. Interment will follow in the Allen Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Allen United Methodist Church.