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Pamela Ann Purmort

August 17, 1954 ~ November 2, 2019 (age 65)


Our dearest Pamela Ann died peacefully in her sleep Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the age of 65.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church 110 W. Crawford St., Van Wert, Ohio. A private graveside service will follow.
Visitation will be from 1:00-6:00 PM on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory 722 S. Washington St., Van Wert, Ohio.
Pam was born in Columbus, GA, on August 17, 1954, to FW "Bill" and Marjorie T. Purmort. She was raised in Van Wert and was a 1972 graduate of Van Wert High School. She attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated from Colorado State University. She worked for Kmart Corporation in Detroit, MI and Tello's Fashion in Boston, MA before returning to Van Wert in 1992 to become a claim's representative at Central Insurance.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents, FW "Bill " and Marjorie Purmort. She is survived by her three siblings Bill (wife Kim), Libby (husband Robert Kerlin), and Nancy (husband Walter Tumlinson); and her most beloved nieces and nephews; Allison and Evan Purmort (wife Claire child Frances); Joseph and Katharine Saldutti, and Justine, Dylan and Zachary Tumlinson.
Pam loved taking photos, making scrapbooks, crafting, and shopping. She devoted her time to the First Presbyterian Church, Wassenberg Art Center, Van Wert County Hospital Twig V, The Marsh Foundation Big Brother Big Sister Mentoring Program, Van Wert Junior League, and the Peony festival.
Her love, selflessness and wit will be greatly missed by her family, her many friends, and countless others in the community where she served.
Preferred memorials are to the First Presbyterian Church Van Wert, and Wassenberg Art Center.
Arrangements were handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed at

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November 8, 2019

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

November 9, 2019

10:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
110 W. Crawford St.
Van Wert, OH 45891


First Presbyterian Church
Van Wert OH 45891

Wassenberg Art Center
Van Wert OH 45891

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