Irene Marie Purkey, 47, Nevada, died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, following a lengthy illness. She was born Sept. 30, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Pete Dyke and Janis McGee. She married Craig Caviness on June 10, 1984, in Kingman, Ariz. He preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 2000.
She was a Baptist. She was raised in Kingman, Ariz. She moved to Nevada in 1989, and lived the remainder of her life here. She worked at Moore-Few Care Center, Nevada, as a charge nurse retiring in 2003.
Survivors include her mother, Janis McGee, Kingman, Ariz.; two daughters, Robyn Purkey, Moundville, and Krista Purkey, Nevada; three grandchildren; two brothers, Don McGee, Chillicothe, Mo., Terry McGee, Prescott, Ariz.; one sister, Kathy Caviness, Kingman, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
No services are planned. Arrangements are by Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.