Debo Funeral Home

833 Court Street, Fulton, MO


Velma A. Durham

February 17, 1941January 11, 2020

Velma A. Durham, 78, of Fulton, Missouri passed away at her daughter’s home in Iowa on January 11, 2020. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will follow at Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 at the funeral home. Velma was born on February 17, 1941 to the late Elmo and Ruby Frey Kemp. She was married to Claude Durham on January 19, 1963 in Fulton and he preceded her in death in 2008. She was a 1960 graduate of Fulton High School and a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Iowa. She will be remembered as a lady who enjoyed flowers and gardening but her greatest love was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include one son, Donnie (Darla) Durham of Fulton; one daughter, Annette (Daniel) Vick of Eldridge, Iowa; four brothers, Joe Kemp of Fulton, J.C. (Mary Kay) Kemp of New Bloomfield, Missouri, David (Linda) Kemp of Bland, Missouri and Wayne (Billie) Kemp of Montgomery City, Missouri; five sisters, Wilma (Danny) Wall of Holts Summit, Missouri, Renee (Jim Clark) Harrison of Fulton, Stephanie (Patrick) Mahnken of Fulton, Teresa (Wayne) Jett of Fulton and Tammy (Joe) Ernst of Madison, Alabama; five grandchildren, Danelle Vick of Eldridge, Iowa, Rebecca (Randy) Schutters of Davenport, Iowa, Matthew (Skyler Jahns) Vick of Davenport, Iowa, Kaylee Durham of Fulton and Scott McQuillen, Jr. of Bettendorf, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Aria McQuillen, Scarlett McQuillen, Avery McQuillen and Lucian Vick all of Davenport, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Kemp of Fulton, Audra Blatell of Lebanon, Missouri and Jessie Purvis of Fulton; brother-in-law, Richard Loy of Topeka, Kansas along with numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members. She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Wallace, Harry, Francis, and Leslie Kemp and one sister, Kay Love. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, Missouri 65251.


  • Donnie Durham (Darla), Son
  • Annette Vick (Daniel), Daughter
  • Joe Kemp, Brother
  • J.C. Kemp (Mary Kay), Brother
  • David Kemp (Linda), Brother
  • Wayne Kemp (Billie), Brother
  • Wilma Wall (Danny), Sister
  • Renee Harrison (Jim Clark), Sister
  • Stephanie Mahnken (Patrick), Sister
  • Teresa Jett (Wayne), Sister
  • Tammy Ernst (Joe), Sister
  • Danelle Vick, Granddaughter
  • Rebecca Schutters (Randy), Granddaughter
  • Matthew Vick (Skyler Jahns), Grandson
  • Kaylee Durham, Granddaughter
  • Scott McQuillen, Jr., Grandson
  • Aria McQuillen, Great Grandchild
  • Scarlett McQuillen, Great Grandchild
  • Avery McQuillen, Great Grandchild
  • Lucian Vick, Great Grandchild
  • Ruth Ann Kemp, Sister-in-law
  • Audra Blatell, Sister-in-law
  • Jessie Purvis, Sister-in-law
  • Richard Loy, Brother-in-law
  • Velma was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death by her parents,
    Elmo and Ruby Frey Kemp, husband, Claude Durham, four brothers, Wallace, Harry, Francis, and Leslie Kemp and one sister,
    Kay Love.

  • Johnny Love, Casket Bearer
  • Robbie Love, Casket Bearer
  • Harold Love, Casket Bearer
  • Marvin Kemp, Casket Bearer
  • Michael Harrison , Casket Bearer
  • Patrick Mahnken, Casket Bearer

  • American Cancer Society


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 17, 2020


Velma A. Durham

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Rebecca Schutters

January 14, 2020

My favorite memories with you and grandpa will always be when we got to come up to your house for 2 weeks and you guys would take us up to the Capitol and to the museum. You would take us up to that amazing icecream place and to the lake to collect shells. This was a tradition for us every summer when we would come up. I will remember and hold onto those amazing memories for the rest of my life.

Teresa Stone

January 13, 2020

I will never forget Clyde and you taking me fishing at Little Dixie Lake. You always had a smile and time to catch in Wal-mart. Blessed be.

Neal Overstreet

January 13, 2020

I love you Aunt Velma. I’ll miss seeing your Facebook posts reminding me of God’s love, but most of all knowing no matter where I was in this world you loved me and was praying for me.