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John H. Purk

October 16, 1932 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 87)

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John H. Purk, age 87, of Sidney, passed away August 8, 2020 at Lima Memorial Hospital, Lima.

He was born October 16, 1932, in St. Paris to the late Alonzo Purk and Hazel (Derr) Purk.

Left to treasure his memory are daughter, Welda (Riley)Malone of Sidney, Cheryl (Donald) Beery of Russell Point, Ohio, six grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son John Kenneth Purk,  two brothers; Donald Purk, and Dale Purk, two sisters; June Pritchard and Rosemary Kaeck Compton.

John proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Copeland Corporation after 42 years of faithful service. John was of the Christian faith. He was an avid reader of Ohio history, enjoyed bird watching and collecting trains. He enjoyed fishing, camping and listening to music. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew him.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Military honors will be performed by the Shelby County Veterans and the US Navy Reserves at 7:30 p.m.

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Per the request of Gov. DeWine, social distancing and wearing of masks will be required at the visitation.




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August 11, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home
1401 Fair Road
Sidney, Ohio 45365

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