Fern Purvis Obituary

Fern Elizabeth Purvis, age 94, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Monday, August 15, 2022 at Bear Creek Healthcare in DeQueen, Arkansas. She was born on Monday, October 17, 1927 to Newton Earl Tenbrink and Theresia Emma Rohde in Platner, Colorado.


Fern was a very kind and honest woman whose greatest joy was being a Christian and following God's will. She attended the Faith Missionary Baptist Church for many years. Fern loved to listen to Gospel music as well as gardening and cooking her famous meatloaf for her family. Fern was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Dwayne Tenbrink, Earl Tenbrink, Orville Tenbrink, and Kenneth Tenbrink; and one grandchild, Jeffrey Hart. Fern is survived by three sons, Dennis Purvis of Florence, Colorado, Doug Purvis of Morrison, Colorado, and Larry Purvis of Florida; one daughter, Marilie Hart of Lakewood, Colorado; one brother, Darrell Tenbrink of Nine Mile Falls, Washington; beloved grandchildren, Dacari, Denise, Heather, Elizabeth, Joel and Todd; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.


A memorial service will be held at a later date in Jefferson, Iowa. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.


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8-22-22 3:43 PM KAWX.ORG