of Greenbrier, AR
April 21, 1940 - September 20, 2023
Maureen Purifoy Fiddler, 83, passed peacefully from Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab to her heavenly home on September 20, 2023. Maureen was born April 21, 1940 in Odessa, Texas to Dewitt E. Purifoy and Juanita Lucille ''Pete'' Garrett Purifoy. She attended school in Holland, Greenbrier, North Little Rock and Odessa, Texas where she graduated in 1957. She then studied business at Odessa Junior College. Maureen had many talents and interests. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano. She was part of a trio while living in North Little Rock, singing in Church. Maureen served as State PTA president. She was involved in her community serving on NLR city planning commission. She worked in sales, bookkeeping and secretarial work at various times. Maureen crocheted and cross stitched many items, which she gifted to others. Her favorite job was that of raising her four children. They were her greatest blessing. The loss of her oldest child, Sheryl, changed her life forever. Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Fiddler; her parents; brother, Fred Purifoy; sister-in-law, Jana McElroy Purifoy; daughter, Sheryl Bailey Pollock; son-in-law, John Evans; grandson, Trey Hearon and step-grandson, Christopher Smith. She is survived by her sister, Kathy Purifoy Pearce (Ronald); daughters, Phyllis Bailey Smith (David), Kim Bailey Evans; son, Robert L. Bailey; grandsons, Stephen (Crystal) Hearon, John Garrett Evans, Sam Pollock; step-grandsons, Brandon Joel Smith, Daniel Smith; granddaughters, Bailey Evans and Luci Pollock Hilliard (Nathan) and many great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In Lieu of flowers; donations can be made to Holland Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be Friday, September 22, 2023 at 11:00AM at Holland Baptist Church. The visitation will be one hour prior at 10:00AM. Burial following services at Oakland Cemetery in Holland, AR.
Remembering Maureen from Greenbrier High School. She was a beautiful person with a kind Spirit. Sweet friend.
Rest in Peace, Maureen! Our health prevented us both from attending the services. We went to school at Holland with Maureen many years ago. I moved away when I was in 2nd grade, and now live in Bryant. My cousin, Sharon Gibbs Bone lived in Holland and graduated from Greenbrier before moving to Conway, where she lives now. Lots of memories from back then - remembering how pretty & sweet she was. We both lost track of her over the years, but our thoughts & prayers are with her family.Sharon Gibbs BonePeggy Glover Deaton
Kathy & family, I am so sorry for your loss of Maureen. May God grant you all peace and comfort as only He can give.
There is always sadness in losing a friend,even though we know its only temporary. She was a friend to many and, literally, "Ms Arkansas PTA." She "kept the ship afloat when it was battered," she served in many roles for years fully devoted to Arkansas youngsters. It was truly my pleasure to work,travel and - pray with this strong lady.
Prayers and our condolences to your family. I served with her on the N L R Planning Commission. She was always very helpful on the planning commission always trying to help people may she rest in peace Norman Clifton
So so sorry, thought a lot of Maureen!
Oh! What a wonderful lady. I will always appreciate our days together at Ark PTA. She was a joy to be around. What can I say about her warm smile? I will miss my friend MOâ€™
Kathy and family, we are sorry for your loss. May Godâ€™s comfort ease your pain. You will be in my prayers.
I have so many great memories of her growing up as a kid in Rose City. She always had a kind word for everyone. She seemed to always light up a room with her smile and the way she looked the positive in people.
Miss Maureen was such a fine sweet lady! She made such a great impression in anyoneâ€™s life that she came in contact with. I know here family will miss her terribly. But I hope they take comfort in knowing sheâ€™s with her beloved family that has gone on before her. My thoughts & prayers are with the loved ones she left behind
The family is in my prayers and thoughts â™¥ï¸
A beautiful person and wonderful cousin. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Maureen was such a beautiful, kind, loving person. Her smile and personality made you feel special and you would feel like you had known her all of your life...cherish the memories, Kathy.
She was always a pleasure to go visit when she first went into Greenbrier Nursing & Rehab facility. She would tell me a little history of her past & always ask about my family. Sure was glad I made those visits while she was there, or talk on phone, or she'd post on FB. I never really knew her when I was young, although we were kin to one another, I only remember seeing her in pictures, & a few family reunions! Prayers for her family as they lay this precious lady to rest.
A good friend for so many years. So many good memories from our early days. It was A special pleasure to be Maureen's friend!