OBITUARY

Mary E. Durbin

December 22, 1929August 11, 2012

Mary E. Durbin, 82, recently of Liberty, died Saturday evening, August 11, 2012, at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Oxford, Ohio.

A native of Hamilton, Ohio, Mary was born December 22, 1929 to Leonard and Mary Houze Durbin. She had been a member of the Hamilton Christian Center, Hamilton, Ohio and was most recently a member of the Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford. Mary retired from the Avon Company in Springdale, Ohio and had also been employed in the home healthcare field for Respite. She loved to travel and had visited many destinations throughout the world. Mary excelled in crafts and was a thirty year member of the Southern Ohio Basket Guild. She had taught basketry at Miami University and at the Oxford Senior Center.

Mary is survived by six children and their spouses: Teri Lotz of Independence, West Virginia; Bobbi Gayhart and Gary of West College Corner, Indiana; Kathy Coy and Bob of Bath, Indiana; Debbie Merrill and Don of West College Corner, Indiana; Skip Boomershine and Cheryl of Anchorage, Alaska; Timothy Boomershine of West College Corner, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren; a brother: Ray Buell of Florida; a sister-in-law: Shirley Durbin of Beaver Creek, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by a granddaughter: Tracy Lotz; an infant sister; and two brothers: Bob and Bill Durbin.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2012 at Trinity Church, Indiana Street and State Line Road, College Corner, Ohio, with Rev. Britt Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in College Corner Cemetery, West College Corner, Indiana. Friends may visit at the church from 11 a.m. Friday until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, August 17, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 17, 2012

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Interment
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Joe Durbin

October 30, 2012

I have fond memories of Aunt Mary, my prayers go out to my family back home. Aunt Mary was always so full of life and loved to travel, she would tell me when i was child of the interesting places she had been to. She will be missed.
Joe Durbin (Coeurdalene, Idaho)

Mike & Karen Muska

August 18, 2012

We worked with Mary when she volunteered at the Governor Bebb Preserve Pioneer Village. She was a delightful lady who practiced her crafts, loved talking with the visitors, and loved telling us her travel tales. Our deepest sympathy to Mary's family at this sad time.

Linda Miller

August 16, 2012

Mary, you will be missed by all of your friends at the OVBG. You were, and always will be, a ray of sunshine!

Judy Dominic

August 16, 2012

Such a dear and gentle soul! Blessings on all who mourn Mary.

Richard and Nancy Bach

August 16, 2012

So sorry on the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. May you find comfort in all your memories and good times shared. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Becky.

August 15, 2012

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of grief. Psalms 46:1 says " God is for us a refuge and strength. A help readily to be found during difficult times. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.

DONNA MORGAN

August 15, 2012

GOD LOOKED AROUND THE GARDEN, AND FOUND AN EMPTY SPACE. HE LOOKED DOWN UPON THE EARTH AND SAW YOUR TIRED FACE. HE PUT HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND LIFTED YOU TO REST.GOD'S GARDEN MUST BE BEAUTIFUL FOR HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST.HE KNEW THAT YOU WERE WEARY, AND HE KNEW THAT YOU WERE IN PAIN.HE KNEW THAT YOU WOULD NEVER, BE WELL ON EARTH AGAIN. HE SAW THE ROADS WERE GETTING ROUGH,AND THE HILLS WERE HARD TO CLIMB.SO HE CLOSED YOUR WEARY EYELIDS,AND WHISPERED PEACE BE THINE.
YOU WILL VERY MUCH BE MISSED.

Rick & Sandy Allen

August 15, 2012

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Janet Dean

August 15, 2012

Dear Debbie and Don, I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was a sweet lady.

Pam Huffman

August 15, 2012

Mary and I were neighbors on Hester Rd. for a few years. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed.