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Maria (Olinicenco) Purol

May 10, 1948 ~ October 19, 2018 (age 70)

“We rise by lifting others up.” -R. Ingersoll

Maria Purol, age 70, fought for her final breath on October 19, 2018. Born in Austria, Maria came to the U.S. at age three by boat to Ellis Island and eventually settled in Oxford, MI. She then made Lansing her home and was devoted to Waverly Schools for over 40 years before retiring. She was best known for her mouth-watering cinnamon rolls. She is survived by her daughters, Kim (Ken) Kramer, Sue (Tony) Garza, Carrie (Todd) Hill, sister, Kelly Theriot, brothers, Pete and Chris Olinicenco, grandchildren, Anthony and Nathan Garza and Gerrit Hill, many faithful friends and countless coworkers and students. Maria will be reunited with her parents, Dimitri and Louisa, and brother-in-law, Dick. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting monetary donations to be made to Waverly Schools for a college scholarship in honor of her service to her community. Donations may be sent or dropped off at the Waverly Administration Building, Waverly Education Foundation Scholarship in memory of Warrior Maria Purol at 515 Snow Rd Lansing, MI 48917. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com. 

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