Mary E. Durham


Prior to service
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
Gerth Funeral Home


11 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
Gerth Funeral Chapel

Final Resting Place

Providence Cemetery
Azen, MO


American Cancer Society

Providence Cemetery Fund

{Oct. 1, 1934 - Jan. 29, 2022}

Mary Elizabeth Durham, 87, of Arbela died Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the West Point Care Center in West Point, IA.

She was born the daughter of James Andrew and Josephine May (Kidd) Evertson on October 1, 1934 in Hurdland.

Mary wed Donald Wayne Durham on June 14, 1953 in Baring. He preceded her in death on October 20, 1984.

The Durhams settled on their farm north of Arbela, raising three children. Mary was a member of the Arbela Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a certified Master Gardner and 4-H leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Daniel; two grandsons; a sister; and two brothers.

She is survived by her son David Durham of Arbela; daughter, Elizabeth Weisinger of West Point, IA; daughter-in-law Rachel Durham of Omaha, NE; sister, Anna Lee Vansike of Newark, MO; grandsons: Gregory Beach of West Point, IA, Andrew Weisinger of Ely, IA, and Joseph Durham of Omaha; granddaughters, Esther Durham of Omaha and Sally Boyer of Ft. Madison; great grandson, Nolan Franks of Omaha; great granddaughter, Heidi Weisinger of Ely; several nieces and nephews.

Share Button


  1. Elizabeth & David, I am sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. Please know I’m sending prayers for comfort and peace for you both. So sorry I can’t be there for the service

    Comment by Margie Robinson on January 31, 2022 at 8:52 pm
  2. Sorry for your loss. Mary was a wonderful kind person. We are praying for your families.

    Comment by Carol and Matt Shoemaker on February 2, 2022 at 1:05 pm

Sign the Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting a message you grant Gerth Funeral Service, Inc. a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate and irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin’s discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.