Mrs. Durham died at 3:45p.m., Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born August 25, 1939, at Wasco, California, to Otho and Naomi Sigler Howard. She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1958. On January 6, 1960, she was married at Miami, Oklahoma, to Jimmy G. Durham. Mrs. Durham was a school bus driver for thirty-three years and had worked as a secretary at South Fork School. She was a member of the West Plains Car Club and the Southern Missouri Corvette Club. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandbabies and watching horse racing. Mrs. Durham was baptized as a young girl and attended Bakersfield Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Durham, of the family home; three children, Kathleen Crabtree, husband, Clifford “Chop”, Bakersfield, Missouri, Mike Durham, wife, Jodie, Caulfield, Missouri and Steven Durham, wife, Jenny, Caulfield, Missouri; five grandchildren, Anna Killion, husband, Ben, Kelly Crabtree, wife, Vickie, Jamie Durham, significant other, Eric Vanness, Josh Durham and Faith McCloud Durham; seven grandchildren, Ransom Killion, Nella Crabtree, Felicity Lylyk, Fauster Lylyk, Lucas Durham, Sabrina Durham and Halah Vaness; one sister, Sharon McGinn, husband, John, Caulfield, Missouri; five brothers-in-law, J. T., Alvie, John Eddie, Thomas and Tilman Durham; sister-in-law, Margie Horton; special sister-in-law, Elaine Durham; and many nieces and nephews.
Her parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Maye Durham, three brothers-in-law, Haman, Oscar, Huey Marsh Durham and three sisters-in-law, Marzie Cropper, Lindel “Linda” Brewer and Fannie Faye Durham, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Free Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Free Union Cemetery, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.robertsondrago.com.