Ellers Mortuary

725 S. Main Street, Kokomo, IN


Peggy J. Durr

January 18, 1931August 1, 2019

Peggy J. Durr, 88, of Kokomo passed away at 11:45 AM Thursday August 1, 2019 at her residence after a year long battle with cancer. Peggy was born January 18, 1931 in Kokomo. She was the daughter of the late Kline and Dorthea (Huffer) Kellar. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1949 and married Mahlon Durr in June 1949 at Main Street United Methodist Church where she has been a member for 70 years. Mahlon preceded her in death on December 2014. After 30 years Peggy retired from Haynes Stellite where she had been a secretary. Before retirement the family spent 28 summers at Lake Shafer. After retiring she and Mahlon spent 18 winters in Florida where they enjoyed golf, playing cards and entertaining. Peggy was passionate about her family. She provided her loved ones with memories of family gatherings, dinners and trips with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter Kim Sapp; daughter-in-law Melissa Durr; sister-in-law Betty Tilley; brother-in-law Charles (Maribeth) Durr; five grandchildren Kerensa Durr and spouse Brandon Hatcher, Alex (Katie) Durr, Allison (Dustin) Bewley, Misha (Kevin) Lewis, and Jamie (Joe) Knotts; 10 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; special nephew and niece David Kellar and Diane Gamble. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Greg Durr, son-in-law Bob Sapp, brother Rex Kellar, brothers-in-law Robert Riggs, Sparky Tilley, Fred Riley; sisters-in-law Joan Kellar, Betty Riley, and Ina Riggs. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Friday August 9, 2019 at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 South Main Street, Kokomo. Reverend Dr. Oscar Ramos-Gallardo and Pastor Larry Whitehead will officiate. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friday at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Main Street United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the mortuary. Private burial will take place at a later date.


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Peggy J. Durr

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Jay Ard & Debra Jo Endres-Ard

August 9, 2019

Dear Allison & Family - We are sorry and deeply saddened by the tremendous loss of your dear grandmother. Please know you are being held close in thought and prayer during this painfully difficult time. We send our heartfelt condolences and many hugs for all.

Stephen MacNeil

August 9, 2019

Peggy was one of the nicest people that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. She always had a pleasant smile and a good word for everyone.
She will be missed by many people.

Susan Bonness

August 8, 2019

Peggy was a member of the Wednesday morning Book Club at the Kokomo downtown Library. We enjoyed her input with the discussions. Even with her health problems she always tried to be with us. We will sorely miss her. Please accept my condolences for your loss of Peggy.

Ida McFarland

August 7, 2019

My mother, Madeline McFarland, née Keller loved Peggy so much.
I remember my mother telling stories of the short time she lived with Peggy, Mae and Cline.
I loved visiting Indiana and my family there.
I am so sorry for the loss of my cousin, my thoughts are with her family.

Cathy Longwith

August 7, 2019

So sorry to hear of Peggy's passing. I worked with her at Elder Beerman. She was such a pleasure to work with. Always enjoyed being around Peggy. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.