Patricia A. Durbin

October 07, 1928 - November 10, 2013

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Service: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Calling: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 2 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Wednesday in the funeral home
Patricia A. Durbin, 85, of Kendallville died Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 2:55 a.m. in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville.

She has lived in this area for 53 years, coming from South Bend.

She was a graduate of South Bend Central High School and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, both in South Bend.

Mrs. Durbin was a registered nurse. She worked as a surgical nurse at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She also worked as the industrial nurse for25 years at Kraft Foods in Kendallville.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.

She was born October 7, 1928, in Mishawaka to Ralph A. and Bertha (Bair) Morrical.

On September 17, 1949, in South Bend she married Faye D. Durbin, Jr. He survives in Kendallville.

Also surviving are three daughters, Pamela (Terry) Baker of Columbia City, Teri (Kim) Rider of Kendallville, and Cindy Benassi of South Bend; four sons, F. Donley (Judi) Durbin, III of Kendallville, Jeffrey (Sally) Durbin of Angola, Scott (Ruth) Durbin of Kendallville, and Brent (Lynn) Durbin of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Riegle of South Bend; and a brother, J. Thomas (Jean) Morrical of Oceola.

She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ed Benassi; two brothers, Robert Morrical and David Morrical; a brother-in-law, Robert Riegle; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Smoak and her husband, Alva Smoak.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Jordy Truman of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

Calling is Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.

Preferred memorials are to Cancer Research Institute, One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006.

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Paul and Marta Hartman
November 20th, 2013 4:19pm
Wolcottville, IN

Pam and Terry - our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Cathy Huff Patrick
November 19th, 2013 12:49pm
Caledonia MI

Pam, Teri, and all of you: Just saw your mom's obituary, I am so sorry. I have so many memories of her during high school & at Kraft's. Please take heart in all of YOUR memories of her, and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Horn
November 18th, 2013 3:10pm
Houston Texas

Sympathies to the entire Durbin family. What a great group and mother.

Brad & Cindy Czupryn
November 15th, 2013 3:32am
Dayton, OH

So sorry to read the news when I got on Facebook tonight. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike Taite
November 14th, 2013 7:20pm
Muncie, IN

Scott and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Mike

Brad & Juni Krontz
November 14th, 2013 4:47pm
Columbia City

Scott & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories keep you warm and may God wrap his loving arms around each and everyone that loved your mother. Prayers for all.

linda Zwickl
November 13th, 2013 11:03pm
South Bend, In

Molly and I send our condolences. Peace be with you all!

Roger Moses
November 13th, 2013 10:07am
Fort Wayne

I'm so sorry to hear your loss. The Durbins are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Heather (morrical) Yodts
November 12th, 2013 11:20pm
Moline, IL

I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to celebrate Aunt Pat's life. She was a wonderful woman who's strength and wisdom was an inspiration. My condolences to the whole family, she will be remembered fondly.

Bill Blandford
November 12th, 2013 7:26pm
Richmond, VA

Pat will be sorely missed by all in the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Bill & Jennifer

Robert Taite
November 12th, 2013 2:49am
Lake Forest, IL

Don and Jeff, So sorry to hear about your mom. Nothing is ever as hard as losing your mother and I hope you find some comfort in knowing my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tim Smith
November 11th, 2013 6:04pm

Don, deepest sympathy for you and your family for your loss.

Katie Riegle-Hickner & Family
November 11th, 2013 4:03pm
West Lfayette, IN

Dear Nancy and family, We are so sorry to hear of Pat's passing-We have such great memories of spending time with the Durbin's/Morrical's at the lake-she was always surrounded by a great loving family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dwight Thomas
November 11th, 2013 2:26pm
Ocala, FL.

I was so sad to hear about the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord be with you.

Rick & Jeannie Smoak
November 11th, 2013 1:50am

To the Durbin family, With our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. Her life was a celebration of day to day joys, of the family and friends she loved. She was such an inspiration to others and she will be truly missed. We always enjoyed our visits to Indiana to visit with aunt Pat.