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Joan M. Durham

July 8, 1934 September 12, 2019
Joan M. Durham
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Obituary for Joan M. Durham

PEORIA – Joan M. Durham, 85, of Peoria, IL died on Thursday September 12, 2019 at Proctor Place. She was born on July 8, 1934 in Terre Haute, IN to John and Gertrude (Weist) Losh. She married Donald Durham on June 29, 1957 in Streator, IL.

Surviving Joan is her husband, three daughters; Dona Armstrong of Indianapolis, IN, Karen Durham (Mark Heath) of Pendleton, IN, and Nancy (Jeff) Smith of Chillicothe, IL, and one son, Kent (Jill) Durham of Carleton, MI. Also surviving are six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one sister, MaDonna Chalkey of Streator, IL and several nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by a sister, Betty, and two brothers; Richard and Jim.

Joan volunteered a lot throughout her life including helping at Peace Meal and St. Philomena’s Kitchen for over twenty years. She was also a very devoted mother and wife, who will be missed dearly.

A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


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