Or­lena Pearl Rook­stool

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April 24, 1946 Aug. 4, 2018 Or­lena Pearl Rook­stool, age 72, Blue Mound, Kansas, passed away on Satur­day, Au­gust 4,


She was born on

April 24,

1946, in Chetopa, Kansas, the daugh­ter of Charles and

Treva Smith Chan­nel.

She grad­u­ated from Franklin Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute and worked as an LPN in sev­eral nurs­ing homes. She was mar­ried to Jerry Purdy. To this union, two chil­dren, Rob and Vonda, were born. She later mar­ried Kenny Rook­stool. To­gether they had a son, Frankie. Or­lena loved play­ing with her grand­chil­dren, gar­den­ing and can­ning.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; two brothers, Herb and Tom Robert; and a sis­ter, Mary.

Or­lena is sur­vived by two sons, Robert Purdy and wife Su­san and Frankie Rook­stool and wife Rhonda; a daugh­ter, Vonda Geed­ing and hus­band Pete; two brothers, Charles and David; five sis­ters, Lo­raine, Elsie, Bev­erly, Myrna and Stella; 12 grand­chil­dren, Bryan, Matthew, Shaunntai, Jerry, Kyle, Deauzia, Adara, Kelsey, Heather, Brooke, Ken­dall and Ry­land; and 11 great-grand­chil­dren, Re­becca, Emily, Adri­onna, Cooper, Day­ton, Lisa, Bronx, Jaxon, El­liona, Dai­mon and Dai­son.

Funeral ser­vices will be 11 a.m. Fri­day, Au­gust 10, 2018, at the Sch­nei­der Funeral Home and Cre­ma­tory, Mound City Chapel. Burial will be in Curry Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs­day at the Chapel.

The fam­ily sug­gests con­tri­bu­tions to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety.


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