Airman First Class Shannon Marie Purcell

June 23, 1998 - May 6, 2017
Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Avenue
Forty Fort, PA 18704
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Shannon Marie Purcell, 18, was called home to God on Saturday, May 06, 2017, at 6:30 PM, in Okinawa, Japan. Born on June 23, 1998, in Kingston, Shannon was the daughter of Dave Purcell, Swoyersville, and Georganne (Russett) Purcell, Larksville. Shannon was a graduate at Wyoming Valley West High School, Class of 2016. Incredibly musicallyContinue Reading

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joan left a message on May 20, 2017:
God Bless Shannon and her family. So sorry for your loss.
Guy DuBoice left a message on May 19, 2017:
Georgeanne and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. I know you all must be very proud of the service she gave to our country and the love and kindness she freely showed. My sincere condolences. Guy
Sheila left a message on May 19, 2017:
Dave and family: As a parent myself, words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your beautiful, beloved Shannon. I hope you find some small comfort in your memories and love of Shannon that will remain in your heart forever. "Do not weep at my grave - I am not there / I am in the sun's reflection in the sea / I am in the wind's play above the grain fields / I am in the autumn's gentle rain / I am in the Milky Way's string of stars / And when on an early morning you are awaked by bird's song / It is my voice that you are hearing / So do not weep at my grave - we shall meet again." Sheila Husted Moore
Kelly Coslett left a message on May 19, 2017:
Georgeann, my heart is breaking for you on the loss of your daughter.There are no words! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Shannon rest in peace! Kelly (Fahey) Coslett
Suzy M. left a message on May 19, 2017:
My deepest condolences to the Purcell family for this tremendous loss. May the words found at Isaiah 26:19 bring you comfort in knowing that you will one day see Shannon again. Isaiah 26:19 "Your dead will live. My corpses will rise up. Awake and shout joyfully, You residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of the morning, And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life"
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Jacqueline T. C... left a message on May 19, 2017:
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your daughter.
Tom & Vita Reddy left a message on May 18, 2017:
Dave and Rikki, We are so sorry for your loss of Shannon. Ton & Vita Reddy
Jocelyn Butchko left a message on May 18, 2017:
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless Shannon. May she rest in peace.
Steve Carlson left a message on May 18, 2017:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I found out about her passing from one of the Ammo Facebook websites. I've been retired from the Air Force since Mar of 2000, but I spent 21 years in Ammo. We are all a family and probably the closest knit of all AF career fields. Even though I obviously didn't know your daughter it breaks my heart to see such a young and vibrant soul taken way to early. Prayers to you and your family during this time.
Rory Schlosberg... left a message on May 18, 2017:
Mr. & Mrs. Purcell, Please accept my deepest condolences of the loss of your daughter. While I did not know your daughter personally, we were both AMMO troops and when we lose a sister or brother we all hurt. My heart breaks for your family and as a father of four I can't imagine what you are going through right now. Again, please accept my family's deepest sympathies and condolences for your loss. She will be missed as I read she was a stellar and amazing Airman. My God rest her beautiful soul. With deepest sympathies, The Schlosberg Family
Betsy left a message on May 18, 2017:
Dave I am so sorry for your lost and my hart gos out to u and your family
LJ left a message on May 17, 2017:
I am very sorry for your loss. It is painful to lose a loved one inn death. The void left in our lives is large. Although words cannot remove your pain, it is my hope that they bring you some comfort. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4) God promises to remove the pain caused by the loss of a loved one. He will destroy death itself, and those who have fallen asleep in death will be brought back to life. (John 5:28,29) My sincere condolences for your loss.
Elizabeth (Bets... left a message on May 17, 2017:
Dear Georgeanne I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.I wish you and yours the best.
Judy L. left a message on May 17, 2017:
To the parents of Shannon - As the mother of a daughter graduating with Shannon, played field hockey and instruments, danced at Joan Harris Dance School, my heart breaks for your precious loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Judy L.
Mark Vital left a message on May 17, 2017:
Our deepest sympathy to the Purcell family god bless your family. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Vital
Ed Lanyon left a message on May 16, 2017:
My heart is broken, I don't even have the words to say to my dear friends Dave & Georganne. May they have the peace to know that heaven has gained a beautiful angel, and that one day they will all be together again in the kingdom of the Lord.
Chrissy Lybolt left a message on May 16, 2017:
Dave & Georgeanne, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Shannon was full of life and there has never been a time where I saw her and she didn't give me the biggest hug. She light up a room with her smile and bright personality. We had fun times in the summers during field hockey season, and enjoyed having her over the house. May god comfort you and take care of you. Shannon will never be forgotten. XOXO.
Diane Brewster left a message on May 16, 2017:
Dear Georgeanne, Dave, Rikki, Russett Family, Purcell Family and her Air Force Brothers and Sisters - May you find hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. I am truly sorry. May God wrap you all in his arms. Much Love, Diane
Susan Banks left a message on May 16, 2017:
I don't know Shannon. There is a connection between us though. While not the Air Force I was in the Army many years ago. As I sit here reading this persons obituary the words are hard to find. How do we say thank you for your service to our country and others when you can't even see them. You are what others take advantage of every day, a free spirited, wonderful, thoughtful human whom was taken from your family and friends way to early. I don't know why you had to go. Perhaps it was to bring awareness to the world of just how dangerous of a world we live in. What ever the reason, I hope and pray your God resting in peace watching over your loved ones. My condolences to your family and friends as they say goodbye to you for now, till they meet you once again in heaven. God bless you.
Tony Ratchford left a message on May 16, 2017:
Purcell family this is Tony Ratchford a childhood friend of Georgeanne. I wanted to pass along condolences from my family and I. After reading Shannon's obituary I felt the need to reach out to a friend from 40 years ago to let her know she is in my prayers, Shannon's obituary was an incredible write up and I was amazed to read about all of her accomplishments. She seemed to be a special person. Your family and Shannon are in my prayers. God Bless and may Shannon rest in peace
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Felix V. Vallon... left a message on May 15, 2017:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Purcell, On behalf of my wife, Mrs. Lorri A. Vallone, we would like to extend our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful daughter, Shannon. We did not know her personally, but we know her friend and fellow Airman, Staff Sergeant Julian Vanegas with whom we attend church services. All of Kadena Air Base and especially her co-workers from the 18th MUNS are grieving the loss of your precious daughter this week. A memorial service is being held in her honor so that we, too may remember her with love, respect, and affection. Lorri and I both pray that the Lord our God will surround you, comfort you, and keep you in this time of grieving. I know that Shannon is resting safely in His loving arms. God bless and take care. Felix V. Vallone, Jr. Sergeant First Class (Retired) United States Army
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Thank you for trusting us to care for your loved one. May comfort and peace surround all of you.
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