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Monday May 13th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Ellen Jane Rollins-Purlee

Ellen Jane Rollins-Purlee, 77 formerly of Long Point passed away Wednesday morning (May 8, 2019) at OSF St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Bloomington.

Visitation will be held Monday from 5 – 7 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Long Point Cemetery.

Jane was born on October 16, 1941 in Streator to Dale and Rita (Burton) Lee.  She married Ray Rollins on December 20, 1977.  He preceded her in death on September 17, 2010.  She later married James Purlee in April of 2017.  He survives.

Also surviving is son David (Shelly) Wampler of Bloomington, granddaughters, Kaitlyn (Luke) Guthrie of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Jenna (Ryan) Franks of Columbus, OH, 2 great-grandchildren due in September and November, brother Ed (Mary) Lee of Litchfield, niece Julie (Mike) Sutton and nephews Joe (Nora) Lee and Brian (Andrea) Lee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ray, a brother Alan in infancy.

Jane graduated from Woodland High School in 1959.  She retired from the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Flanagan.  Jane was a member of the Long Point United Methodist Church, Long Point American Legion Auxiliary and formerly of the Women of the Moose.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Long Point United Methodist Church, Long Point American Legion or a charity of the donors’ choice.


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An A GARDEN PATH was ordered on May 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Aunt Jane,

We will miss you and all the good memories gathered along the way. I fondly remember the summers we spent in Long Point with you, Grandma and Grandpa Lee, and David. Those memories have been permanently etched in my memories. The infamous Cubs' game trip, going to Streator grocery shopping and having supper at Sandy's, and going to David's baseball games and you saying "get out" when someone hit a fly ball. You saved my bacon when you helped me attempt to remove mulberry stains which were all over my hands so I would not get in trouble for eating them right before supper. I will never forget you always called me Joseph Edward.

Rest in peace,
Joseph Edward Lee

Joseph E Lee May 13 2019 12:00 AM

Janie Bell! What a wonderful lady.From all the Fish Frys and Poker games shared by many in the Big City of Long Point. John16:22 I will see you all again and hearts will rejoice.

Scotty,Jill,Dallas Schultheis. ( Scottys Cell # ) 731-334-1132 May 13 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ellen Rollins-Purlee

Scotty,Jill,Dallas Schultheis. ( Scottys Cell # ) 731-334-1132 May 13 2019 12:00 AM

IVE NEVER KNOWN ELLEN JANE TO TALK BAD ABOUT ANYONE MAY SHE R EST IN PEACE.SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND TO ME

Jean Gay May 10 2019 12:00 AM

Grandma,

No amount of time could ever truly be enough! Happy Nurses Week to the kindest and most ornery person I had the pleasure of knowing! Your love for the color purple, your family, the Cubs, Blackhawks, and BINGO will always be remembered. Thanks for never getting mad at me for not cleaning out my voicemail inbox :) I will miss hearing you ask me "What's going on at your end of the world!?"

Love ya gram bam,

"Jenna Christine"

Jenna Wampler Franks May 10 2019 12:00 AM

Ellie, always there throughout my childhood. When you and Ray got snowed in at our house, to the car chase when David broke his leg playing football, me staying at your house when I was so broken hearted, times of remembering "The Old LP Restaurant" (1970's) find Mom when you get to Heaven Ellie, above all you made us laugh!

Kari Lynn Lehman May 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ellen Rollins-Purlee

Kari Lynn Lehman May 9 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to David/Shelly Wampler and the Rollins/Purlee Family on the passing of Ellen. May each of you find comfort in Gods love during this difficult time.

Faith (Rinker) Oglesby May 9 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Ellen Rollins/Purlee.

Faith (Rinker) Oglesby May 9 2019 12:00 AM