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Lamb Funeral Home Inc.

101 Byberry Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA

OBITUARY

Lore Durham

August 22, 1930May 9, 2020
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Lore Durham (Bauerle), 89, of Warminster, PA, entered the presence of her Lord Jesus on May 9, 2020.

Lore was born on August 22, 1930, in Ludwigsburg, Germany. She moved to the United States in 1933, and her family settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lore loved her church and singing the old hymns. She loved and was loved deeply by her children, Frank (Dolores) and Doug (Jennifer) and especially by her grandchildren, Jim, Sam and Matthew. She was treasured by her brother, Gene and by her neices and nephews. She also loved and was loved by her church, who she considered to be her family. She was considered a mother by many at the church.

Lore was a fighter. She was a stage 4 ovarian cancer survivor. She survived a brain tumor and open heart surgery to remove a tumor in her aortic valve. She was a tough cookie! Through all of the trials in her life, she always gave testimony to all she encountered of the Lord's faithfulness. One of the final things she said on her last day, when told by her grandson, Jim that she was the strongest person he ever knew, she whispered quietly, "not my strength, it's the Lord's." She ministered to all of us 'till the very end.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me, the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Services will be held at Lamb Funeral Home at 101 Byberry Road in Huntingdon Valley, PA on Saturday, May 16. Visitation will be from 9:00 am - 11:45 am. A brief graveside service will then take place right there at Forest Hills cemetary at 12:00 pm. Visitation and the graveside service will observe social distancing guidelines. All those attending will be given an opportunity to visit the gravesite and there place a white rose.

A FULL celebration of Lore's life will be held when Covid restrictions are lifted. Details will be shared at a future time. The family understands that some may not feel comfortable attending at this time, considering the current situation.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Mennonite Church of Huntingdon Valley OR the Korean Evangelical Church of Huntingdon Valley.

  • DONATIONS

  • First Mennonite Church of Huntingdon Valley
  • Korean Evangelical Church of Huntingdon Valley

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Douglas Durham

May 15, 2020

Thank you to all who have loved my mom and have supported our family during this time. I am comforted in knowing that my mom is at perfect peace. I am most thankful that she trusted in the One who died so that she could be forgiven and rose again to give her the PROMISE of eternal life. Way to go mom! I'll see you in the Kingdom!! Thank you Jesus!

Lynne DelPrato

May 15, 2020

I first met Lore through her niece Patti. I remember spending time at her house and getting to know Lore, Frank and Doug. Lore always made me feel welcome. My heart goes out to her sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her brother.

Sandra Conant

May 15, 2020

I'll always remember the good times we shared at Luther Woods over the years. Lori was a very special gentle lady.

Frank Durham

May 15, 2020

Lore and her three sons Frank, Doug and Teddie. LOL

Linda Andrews

May 15, 2020

I worked with Lori at Luther Woods back in 1978-1981. I haven't seen her in years. Frank and Delores are my family. RIP Lori.

Dan Preston

May 14, 2020

So sad to learn of the passing of Lore Durham. She was someone who had such a positive impact on my life and nurtured me in a very motherly way. She took me into her home as a young man and her compassion, love and support were instrumental in helping me to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior. I started attending First Mennonite church with Lore and Doug over 30 years ago. It was there that I first heard the song "I Come to the Garden" sung so beautifully by Lore as a solo. She loved to sing all the time, often while cooking dinner in the kitchen. She was always a great mom to her sons, Frank and Doug. Her constant support and love over the years was always evident and she welcomed me back to her home on the occasional visit or phone call. Her face always lit up talking about her grandsons. This clearly brought her much joy. Our time on earth is so fleeting. I wish I had more conversations with you but that will have to wait for now until we meet again. In the meantime, I will stand on the promises of Christ my King. Another song, I enjoyed singing along at church with you.

Frank Durham

May 14, 2020

(Son Frank and Dolores) When my mom had to go in the hospital with low oxygen levels, I thought there’s no way she wouldn’t get over this. After all she had stage four cancer, a brain tumor, open heart surgery, and a new knee replacement
When I got the call from my brother I was in disbelief, I had to get to the hospital as soon as possible. Only him and I were allowed in the room to see her, and only for an hour or so and if you leave the room you could not go back in.
I did not know what to do, then Sherry from hospice walked into the room, like the angel from above. Within the next 20 or 30 minutes she had everything set up for my mom to go home. When we told my mom she was going home she had the biggest smile on her face. Then within three hours my mom was back home where everybody could visit and say their goodbyes. Sherry was surely an angel sent by god to help us.
I greatly appreciate the care that Dolores and Pattie gave my mom when she was home. They helped make sure she had everything she needed at all times. I also grateful for everyone else who showed up to give their prayers and say their goodbyes.
Even though I miss her a little more every day, I’m just so thankful to God that my mom was able to pass over in a place where she was most comfortable and surrounded by family and friends.
May God bless everyone who helped my mother pass over in a peaceful and loving manner.

Sue Herbine

May 13, 2020

I now live in FL but every time I went to PA to visit I would stop at the church and there was Lori greeting me and insisting I sit with her filling me in on church news just as if it had only been a week since my last visit. I cherish those visits even more than the weekly visits when I lived there and attended the church regularly. She is in glory now with the Father and at rest. The picture is from my last visit up in 2017. Sue

Ken Marko

May 12, 2020

I couldn’t have had my Aunt any closer than 7 houses down when I was a kid . I could ride my bike down there and back . When I was learning I hit the driveway and wiped out and still have the scar on my knee from her driveway .
But my aunt came out and cleaned all the rocks out of it and bandaged it up.
She was never without a kind smile and greeting as my kids enjoyed being allowed to go and see her as they would stay at my parents . They continued to visit her when they got older and enjoyed stopping in to say hi to her and the bird. I am so glad my daughter brought her daughter to see her and brought a smile to her face. Please let my Mom and Dad know we miss them and love them and we love you and will never forget you! Thank you Aunt Lore for all of goodies you you made from German Potato Salad to Spaetzle’s and of course your brownies.
Thank you for showing so much love to everyone .
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20 NLT)

Dawn Hahn

May 12, 2020

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Mom and her buddy Teddie

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