Jean Hofmeister Purdy

Mrs. Jean Hofmeister Purdy, 97, of Carlisle Street passed away the morning of October 10 at the Jameson Care Center.

Born May 24, 1913 in Grove City, PA. to the late Wilbur and Blanche Martin Hofmeister, she married John E. Purdy who preceded her in death on May 13, 1975.

Mrs. Purdy was a Graduate of New Castle High School and received a BS degree in Home Economics from Penn State University in 1940 where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorrority . She was a retired teacher who founded and directed the former Jefferson Pre-School in 1943 which was the first pre-school in New Castle. She later organized, directed, and taught at the Northminster Nursery School. Mrs. Purdy also helped organize the Meals-on-Wheels program. She was a member of Clen Moore Presbyterian Church where she was also a member of Prime Timers. In addition, she was a member of Wimodausis, Eastern Star chapter 108, the Council of Home Economics Women, Chapter A of P.E.O. Sisterhood, Girl Scouts Keystone Troop #1, Order of the Rainbow #1, and volunteered with the American Red Cross.

Mrs. Purdy is survived by one Son, John E. Purdy of Pittsburgh and New Castle, a former Daughter-In-Law, Lorraine Stabryla of New Castle, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her Parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two Brothers; Richard L. and Martin H. Hofmeister.

Visitation will be Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA. Services will be held at 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Weichman officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Park Cemetery.

Memorial Contibutions may be made to the Clen Moore Presbyterian Church.


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