Shirley (Sears) Purdy of Pittsburg, Kan. died July 26, 2011 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo.

She was born October 19, 1935 to John and May Sears in Crestline, Kan.

Shirley graduated from Riverton High School in 1953. She married David Purdy on May 9, 1964. She retired from PSU as a secretary in the communications dept.

She is survived by her husband, David of the home; two brothers, Dan Sears of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. and Maurice Sears of Jackson, Ga.; two sisters, Sue Mishler of Tulsa, Okla. and Johnna Dodson of Crestline and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m., August 1, 2011 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Duncan officiating. Burial will follow in the Ft. Scott National Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association; these may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762.