The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Obituaries

July 12, 2014

Thelma ‘Blackie’ E. Durman

Great-great-grandmother loved being homemaker

- — Thelma “Blackie” E. Durman died at 4:16 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at her home in Masury. She was 82.

She was born on Oct. 7, 1931, in Carter County, Ky., a daughter of the late Pete and Virgie McCleese Adkins.

Thelma loved to play bingo, cook, garden and clean, but her greatest joy was being a homemaker and spending time with her family.

Survivors include: her children, Mary Weldon and her husband Jerry, Hadley; Glenna Mirkovich, Sharon; Jennie Purdie, Kinsman; Peter Durman and his wife Deborah, West Middlesex; and James Durman and his wife Dianne, Masury; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Velvie Armstrong and her husband James, Quincy, Ky.; Ada Swogger and her husband Carl, Masury; and Newt Adkins and his wife Judy, Tollsboro, Ky.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Durman, whom she married July 7, 1949, and who died on March 28, 1974; her children, Alex, Joeann, Betty, John, and an infant girl; and nine siblings.

DURMAN

Mrs. James (Thelma), 82, Masury.

Calling hours: Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday (7-15-14) in MADASZ CHAPEL of LANE FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield.

Service: 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Pastor James Anderson will celebrate Thelma’s life.

Interment: Cremated remains will be interred in Brookfield (Township) Cemetery.

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