Treva Alta (Purcell) Brewen, 95, daughter of James Orville and Tressie (Holt) Purcell, was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Craig, Colo. She passed away Sept. 12, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospice, Kansas City, Mo.

Treva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; Rolla and her son Ronnie. She is survived by her son, James Brewen (Jane) of Imperial, Mo.; daughter, Carol Browning (Peter) of Smithville, Mo.; sister OrvaLee McClellan of Wittmann, Ariz.; one grandchild, Shannon Nevinger; two great-grandchildren, Sam and Racheal; and one great-great grandchild, Emma.

Treva grew up in Raymondville, Mo., and Overland, Mo., and graduated from Ritenour High School in 1939. She married Rolla Brewen in March, 1942, and to this union two sons and a daughter were born. Treva was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Peace Valley, Mo.

Treva loved tending flowers and working in her garden. She loved her family, and her friends in Peace Valley. She was an easy touch for all stray pets that showed up at her back door. She will be missed.

Services were 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home. Burial was in Allen Cemetery.

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