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Betty Jean Durham

Betty Jean Durham, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 11:55 p.m. at The Villa Health Care Center in Sherman, IL. She was born on March 28, 1928 in Newport, IN the daughter of William and Luceal (Blagrave) Ward. She married Clay Durham on September 27, 1946 in Taylorville, IL. Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by her Husband: Clay Durham of Taylorville, IL; Son: Ted (Bev) Durham of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Anji Durham of Springfield, IL; Lisa Sims of Taylorville, IL; Aaron Durham of Livonia, MI; Christopher Durham of Pana; Kenton Durham of Ohlman, IL; Fifteen Great-Grandchildren; One Great-Great Grandson; Brothers: Norman Ward of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Judy Catlin of Decatur, IL; Sister-in-Law: Janiece Durham of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Son: Thomas R. Durham, sisters: Shirley Roseberry, Thelma Hauk and Brother Bill Ward.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be held in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to The First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Clay and Ted,
So sorry to hear of Betty's passing, she was a very sweet lady. Our family has lots of good memories of Betty. May God comfort you and yours at this difficult time. Debbie (Moore) Baggerly and the Moore Family

Debra J Baggerly Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers.

Bill Strumper Sep 14 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Betty's passing. May your many beautiful memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Patsy Smith Mester Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

Ted - I am so sorry about your mom's passing. I sat by your folks almost every Saturday night at church and shook their hand as we greetone anotherat the beginning of the service. I didn't realize they were your parents. Such sweet parents you have, but look at you! They raised such a dear son. Just want you to know I'm sending my deepest sympathy and love to you and Bev and your entire family as you honor your mom. God bless all of you!

Rita Altman Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on September 11, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your pain in this difficult time! How grateful we can be for the comfort God provides. (1 Peter 5:7) The Bible tells us the condition of the dead and that God promises a resurrection. I hope you find comfort from Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10, Acts 24:15, and Titus 1:2. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Austin Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathies.
Jim Mudd (Walter Sexson's stepson)

Jim Mudd Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Durham

Jennifer & Mark Ehrhardt Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM