Kathy Ellen Purdy

Kathy Ellen Purdy, 36, died June 12, 2008, at her home in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin of a seizure. She was born September 29, 1971, at Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Kathy attended Grace Academy and graduated from Defiance High School in 1989. Kathy earned an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from Kettering College of Medical Arts in 1991 achieving certification and registry status in respiratory therapy (RRT). She was united in marriage to Ross Jonathan Purdy in 1991, and they made their home in Wisconsin. She was primarily a wife, mother, and homemaker.

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband, Ross; her two dear children, Luke 14, and Tryphena 10; her dear parents, John and Bonnie McKay of Defiance, Ohio; her Uncle Bob McKay (Phoebe) of Oakwood near Dayton Ohio; her Aunt Marilyn Stewart of Dayton Ohio; her mother-in-law, Pam Purdy (late husband Dee) of West Bend, Wisconsin; her sister, Debbie Achtyes and husband Brad and their children Amy, Brent, and Trevor of Defiance; her brother, Douglas and wife Mary Lou and their children, Andrew and Ashley of Ft. Myers, Florida. Also surviving Kathy and dear to her were Ross' brother, Mark Purdy and wife Christine and daughter Tanya, Amanda and Michael; Ross' brother Bryn and wife Colleen and their children Bryn Jr., Daniel, Cristin, and Justin; along with Bryn Jr.'s wife Luann and their children, as well as other close relatives in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford. Family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at the funeral home from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A fellowship meal will follow.

Memorials are greatly appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family

(262) 673-9500.