PURTZ Ann Dones Purtz, 86, of West Palm Beach, FL (formerly of Worthington, Ohio) died Friday, February 12, 2010.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Ann served her country during WW II with the Navy WAVES as a Link Trainer operator in Pensacola, Florida where she met her husband of 61 years, Carl.
She was a State Life Member of the West Palm Beach Garden Club, a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, a past member of the Worthington Women's Club and Worthington Presbyterian Church.
Ann enjoyed summers at the family cottage on Huckleberry Island in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Surviving Ann are her sons, Carl F. Purtz III (Deborah), James H. Purtz (Lyn), and David E. Purtz; daughter, Mary A. Agee (Chris); grandsons, Devon Purtz and Jason Browning (Jill); granddaughters, Lisa Keegan (John), Diana Purtz, Kerry Leedy (Matt), Mariah Agee and Jessica Agee. Also surviving are three great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl F. Purtz Jr., brother James Dones and his wife Jean.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 19, 2010 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 4601 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33405. Arrangements by QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME. www.Quattlebaum.org
Published in The Columbus Dispatch