Ann Phoebe Purdy

Mar 8, 1919 - Jan 1, 2013

Ann Phoebe Purdy, 93, of Lynchburg, Va., died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. She was the wife of the late William Henry Purdy.

Born Saturday, March 8, 1919, in De Pere, Wis., Ann was a daughter of the late Frank Hamilton and the late Jean Shaw Hamilton.

In addition to her husband, Ann was preceded in death by two sons, James Charles Purdy and Roger Daniel Purdy; her parents; three sisters; two brothers; and a close friend Edgar Harris.

Ann is survived by her son, William Howard Purdy and his wife, Sherry, of Forest, Va.; a daughter, Jane Irene Purdy, of Winston Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren, Leslie Santos and her husband, Thomas, Howie Purdy and his wife, Becky, Samantha Konecny and her husband, Dean, and Kathy Purdy; two great-grandchildren, Deven Mendoza, and Daisy Brenner; and a stepgreat-grandson, Shea Konecny.

Ann lived in northern Wisconsin for 20 years, northern Ohio for 43 years, central Virginia for 20 years, and North Carolina for 10 years. She loved camping, ice skating and cooking. In support of her children she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, active in Patent Teacher Association, and attended as many of their activities and award ceremonies as possible. 

The family will receive friends 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg. Interment will be in Virginia Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Mountain View UMC, 1077 Viewpoint Road, Forest, VA 24551, The Society of St. Andrew, 3383 Sweet Hollow Road, Big Island, VA 24526 or The Sierra Club, Piedmont Group, P.O. Box 5531, Charlottesville, VA 22905.

Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg (434-237-9424) is assisting the family. Condolences may be shared at