Frances L. Durham

August 13, 1933February 28, 2018

Frances L. Durham, 84 of Washington, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born August 13, 1933 in Marianna, a daughter of the late Charles V. and Lilly Charles Gray. Frances had a Master of Education degree from California University of Pennsylvania. She was a school teacher who started to teacher in Beth Center School District and then in the Seaford, DE school district. Frances was Methodist by faith. On August 21, 1971 she married, Owen D. Durham Sr., who survives. Also surviving are four children, Lorraine G. (Edward) Yanov of Washington, Debra L. (Terry) Hill of Ft. Meyers, FL, Frank G. (Diane) Stevenson of Semora, NC, and Fran (Denny) Russell of Seaford, DE; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Clutter of Salisbury, MD. Deceased are a son, James W. Stevenson; a step-son, Owen D. Durham Jr.; and two sisters, Eleanor Lawrence and Roberta Santee. Private services will be held in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Arrangements are entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. Condolences may be expressed online at


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Jean DeAngelo

March 7, 2018

I'm so very sorry for your loss Lorraine and family. My prayers are with you especially during this most difficult time of mourning. She sounds like she was a wonderful, caring woman and mother, with an outstanding gift to teach. I'm sure she left her mark on the world and all those who were fortunate enough to know her. May the peace of Christ grant you consolation and comfort.

trina banco

March 2, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Trina Banco