Loyal K. Pursifull, 93, of Markle, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Loyal was a 1946 graduate of West Rock Creek High School. He had worked as a truck driver for 30 years, driving for W.T. Grant and Kmart. He retired from International Cartage in 1985.
He was a member of the Turnpointe Community Brethren Church, the Markle Historical Society, the Markle Fish & Game Club, and the National Rifle Association. Loyal loved to hunt, fish and garden and also enjoyed playing dominoes, doing puzzles and playing euchre. He was an avid IU basketball fan. He was a people person who never knew a stranger.
He was born Jan. 24, 1928, in Wells County, to Doyle C. Pursifull Sr. and Pearl F. Minnick Pursifull.
He was united in marriage to Betty Carney Feb. 14, 1950, in Markle. Betty preceded him in death Sept. 20, 2013.
Survivors include two sons, Patrick (Vonell) Pursifull of Ossian and Michael (Deb) Pursifull of Ossian; three daughters, Tonya (Shawn) Hainzelsperger of Shell Lake, Wis., Barbara (Rod) Conwell of Huntington, and Carla Devlin of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Jim Pursifull of St. Peters, Minn., and Vern (Martha) Pursifull of Huntington; and five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amber Pursifull; two brothers, Doyle Pursifull Jr. and Carl Pursifull; and two sisters, Geraldine Scher and Barbara Scarborough.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Myers Funeral Home Markle Chapel, 415 N. Lee St. in Markle. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Turnpointe Community Brethren Church, 500 W. Logan St. in Markle.
Interment will take place at the Markle Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made out to Turnpointe Community Brethren Church or the Markle Fish & Game Club, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 403, Markle, IN 46770
To sign Mr. Pursifull’s online guest registry, visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com