Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Fairview United Methodist Church south of Annawan. The Rev. Dan Wright will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Geneseo Humane Society or Annawan-Alba Library. Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Annawan, is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Lorene Purvis was born July 18, 1925, the daughter of George and Cora Dye Purvis. Her marriage to Delmar R. Ouart took place on Feb. 22, 1946, in Kewanee. He died May 24, 2000.
Lorene was a homemaker and employed at Kraft Foods in Manlius. Later, she owned and operated, with her husband, L&D Coin Laundry and Lorene's Beauty Salon in Annawan until retiring in 1995. She was a member of the Fairview Church, rural Annawan, a former member of Country Cruisers Motorcycle Club and GWRRA. She enjoyed her family, her cat, bowling, touring on motorcycles and the friends she met in her work, church and travels.
Those surviving are a daughter, Pamela (Jack) Hyett, Annawan; two sons, Michael (Jerre Lu) Ouart, Terrell, Texas, and Mitchell (Sherry) Ouart, Annawan; four grandsons, Bradley Ouart, Dixon, Christopher (fiancee Rose) Ouart, Aurora, Ill., Jeramy (Laura) Ouart, Maryville, Tenn., and Matthew Hyett, Annawan; and nieces and nephews. Her parents; her husband; and infant sister; and her brother, Duward Purvis, preceded her in death.
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