Florence Purthy, a retired short-order cook, died Saturday of cancer at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center.
Mrs. Purthy, who was 66 and lived in the Johnston Square Apartments on East Preston Street, retired more than 10 years ago from the Golden Glow Restaurant, downtown on Eutaw Street, after working for many years there and in other restaurants.
The former Florence Bonner was born in Mount Vernon, Ind., and came to Baltimore as a young woman.
Her husband, Brad Purthy, died more than 10 years ago.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula Davis of Baltimore; a son, Richard Roach of Alliance, Ohio; a brother, Lawrence Bonner of Raleigh, N.C.; five sisters, Gertrude Young and Louise Riddle, both of Alliance, Patricia Ferguson of Hyattsville, Edith Davis of Lorain, Ohio, and Ada Bonner of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Wednesday at her apartment house.