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Bernita Purviss06/20/2000
Name: Bernita Joy (Purviss) Deaver

Birth: 13 Oct 1934 – Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa
Death: 20 Jun 2000 – Mitchellville, Polk County, Iowa
Cemetery: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Burial: Mitchellville, Polk County, Iowa

Spouse: Harry Thomas Deaver Jr (m.1953)(b.Aug 15, 1935-d.June 25, 2013)
Father: Clarence Purvis (b.Nov 19, 1891-d.Aug 1963)
Mother: Nepentha Silvers (b.Oct 21,1891-d.Nov 7, 1971)
Children: Jeffrey Thomas Deaver (b.Sep 10, 1958-d.Oct 15, 1983)

Sibblings: 12

Veda Lurine Purvis (b.March 06, 1912-d.Mar 13, 1916)

Vivian Irene (Merrill Lewiston) (b.1920-1997)

Billy Lee Purvis

Evelyn Louise (Purvis) Warden

Floyd Purvis (b.Oct 24, 1918-d. May 1979)

Beulah Purvis

Betty Lou Purvis

Velma (Andrew) Stougard (b.1914)

Barbara McCartie (Conrad) Germain (b.Sept 4, 1929-d.June 19, 2003)

Clarence (Delores) Purvis

Leo Lewis Purvis (b.Jan 24, 1915-d.June 16,1915)

Glen Dale Purvis (b.May 12, 1916-d.Nov 1974)

Bernita Joy Deaver, 65, of Mitchellville died
of cancer Tuesday at home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday
at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home in Des Moines, with burial
at Laurel Hill Cemetery there.

Mrs. Deaver was born in Jefferson and had lived in Oskaloosa, Knoxville,
Mitchellville and Melrose before returning to Mitchellville.

She was a meter maid with the city of Des Moines and active with Avon and Tupperware, earning awards for her work with Avon. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for her family and flower gardening. She had an extensive bell collection.

She is survived by her husband, Harry; three daughters, Deb Stephenson of Des Moines, Cindy Huseby of North Branch. Minn., and Angie Arnold of Mitchellville; two sons, Bob of Des Moines and John of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Velma Stougard of Des Moines and Barbara Germain of Grimes; a brother, Clarence Purvis of Marshalltown; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Iowa
or Hospice of Central Iowa.