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Mary L. Atkinson

October 15, 1928 — September 12, 2014

Mary L. Atkinson,   Memphis, MO     1928 - 2014

Mary Lucille Atkinson, 85, of Memphis, MO passed away Friday morning, September 12, 2014, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis. The fourth of eight children of Hobert and Edith (Henry) Purvis she was born October 15, 1928 at Jefferson, Iowa.

She graduated from high school at Wayland, Iowa and joined the church at an early age.

She met her husband Clarence Atkinson on a Naval base in Texas and they made their home in Jupiter, Florida.

She enjoyed oil painting and making porcelain dolls, as her husband poured the molds for them.

Mary had several jobs of which included teaching classes for a while in Florida and later she moved to Moline, Illinois in 1994 where she enjoyed being a demonstrator for new products at Wal-Mart stores.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and one sister along with other relatives.

She is survived by a sister, Dorthy Franklin of Memphis, Missouri, one brother Richard Purvis of Plano, Texas, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

As per her wishes cremation was accorded and no other services are planned. Her cremains will be interred in the Bible Grove Christian Church Cemetery in the family lot at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Cancer Fund and can be left at or mailed to the Payne Funeral Chapel, 202 E. Madison St., Memphis, MO 63555.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Payne Funeral Chapel in Memphis.
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