Clara Purtle

Sunday, November 24, 2002

ANNA, Ill. -- Clara Basse Purtle, 91, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Anna, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at Cypress Village Nursing Home in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Pulaski County, Ill., daughter of William and Bertha Studer Basse.

She married George Purtle. He died in 1956.

She was a member of the Christ the King Catholic Church in Jacksonville. She had been a teacher but in later years worked for and retired from the Anna State Hospital.

Survivors include a son, George Purtle of Topeka.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Monsignor Tom Miller officiating. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.