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Ethel Louise Purdy

August 24, 1947 - September 6, 2019

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Ethel “Edie” Louise Purdy, 72, a resident of Cape Coral, FL for the past 62 years, formerly of Gary, IN, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 in Cape Coral under the loving care of Hospice House. She was born August 24, 1947 in Gary, IN to Louis and Evelyn Anderson, now deceased. 

Ethel was of the Christian faith. She graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1965. She worked as a paralegal for over 50 years and she had recently retired from Burandt, Adamski, Feichthaler and Sanchez.  

She is survived by two loving daughters, Jennifer Allen (Kenneth) of Cape Coral, and Tracey Anderson (Charlie) of Cape Coral; two stepdaughters, Theresa Taubenheim (Ron) of Menomenee Falls, WI and Josette DeRitis of Cape Coral; 10 grandchildren, Steven, Brandon, Alexis, Anthony, Brittnie, Zane, Tess, Vincent, Tabitha and Matthew as well as five great grandchildren.

Ethel was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence “Larry” Purdy in 2009; three half-brothers, Harold Anderson, Dick Anderson and Jack Anderson; as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.

She was cremated, according to her wishes and her ashes will be spread in the Gulf of Mexico at a private service with her family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Details to be announced via

She will be in our hearts forever and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.  Her family will always love her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir, Ft. Myers, FL 33908 in memory of Ethel Purdy.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.