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Emily Jane (Purtle) Burchell, 72

Emily Jane Burchell, 72 years, passed to heaven on June 26, 2014 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., with her family by her side.
Emily was born Jan. 21, 1942 in Norwood, Mo., to George Willard and Jessie (Robertson) Purtle. She graduated from Ava High School Class of 1960.
Emily was a resident of Ozark, moving from the Branson area.
On Feb. 7, 1967 Emily and  Clifford Wayne Burchell were united in marriage in Ava.
She was a Christian and of the Pentecostal faith.
Emily is survived by grandson Fletcher Burchell, Grand Saline, Texas; four sisters, Zada Purtle, Ava, Naomi Porter, Squires, Nettie Hicks, Ozark, and Nina McCleary, Ava; sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Nall; many nieces, nephews, special cousins and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services for Emily were Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. at the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, Springfield. Officiating was the Rev. “Butch” McCleary, brother-in-law, and Rev. Charles Cottrell. Services were conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral