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Freda Fay (Purvis) Duell

September 21, 1922 ~ June 3, 2019 (age 96)

Freda Fay Duell, aged 96, died peacefully on Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Wallace County Community Care Center, Sharon Springs, Kansas.

Freda was born Sept. 21, 1922, in Appleton City, Missouri, the daughter of Lawrence and Josie Purvis.

While in Goodland, she met her lifelong love and partner, Elmer Duell.  They were married July 28, 1940, and they went on to live in Goodland and raise three boys.  During that time she filled numerous roles: housewife, book keeper for the family business, Cub Scout Denmother, and part time Nurses Aide at Boothroy Memorial Hospital in Goodland  After raising a family, Freda took some well-deserved time for herself and enrolled in Goodland High School where she finished her studies and proudly graduated. .  

She was a loving mother and wife always, and through bad times and good Freda always had a beautiful sense of humor and a smile for everyone she met.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Elmer and one son Bruce Duell.

Freda is survived by two sons, Robert Duell and his wife Amy of Phoenix, Az, and Myron Duell and his wife Mitra of San Jose, CA, 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives and close friends.

The family wishes to thank the Wallace County Community Care Center and all of those who cared for her.

Donations may be made to:

Wallace County Community Care Center
Memorials may be left at the service or mailed to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main Ave., Goodland KS 67735

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