Last spring, someone at North Canton Middle School found an impressive artifact. Jammed in the corner of the wall next to a locker, there was a small, red purse hidden in dust and spiderwebs. Upon closer examination, the lucky finder recognized that the purse belonged to a young lady named Patti Rumfola. According to the findings in her purse, Patti, who may have gone to school in the 1950s or 1960s, was around 14 years old at the time that she lost her purse.
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When it was first posted on North Canton City Schools’ Facebook page, the purse garnered lots of attention.
People were excited to find the owner of the purse, which went missing 60 years ago. And they did. Sadly, Patti passed away in 2013, but her five children loved seeing a look into their mother’s life.
Not much more is known about the teen who lost her purse, but with so many people taking an interest, the school chose to share her eulogy.
According to it, Patti was born in 1942 and spent her life working as a teacher. The woman was married and had 5 children. Patti died at the age of 71.