LaVanna Ruth Purcell of Whiteface died June 14, 2022 at the age of 91. She was born to Francis and Ludric Schofield in Granite, Oklahoma.
She was married to Lee Purcell on July 14, 1951 in Denton, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1983.
Ruth graduated from West High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Texas College for Women and her master’s degree from West Texas State College. She taught in Tulia, Hart, Memphis, Texas and Whiteface for a total of 39 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie Purcell of Whiteface, LaVanna Wellborn and husband Earl of Pflugerville, Gloria Howell and husband Jay of Denton; her son, Francis Purcell of Whiteface; and grandchildren, Lee Wellborn and wife Kaitlyn, Miranda Wellborn and Audrey Wallace and husband Bobby.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Krestridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in the Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the City of Levelland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to American Heart Association or your local animal shelter or local library.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111