Marlene Durham


WAUSEON -- Marlene J. Durham, 81, of Wauseon, passed away early Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio.

Marlene was born in Napoleon, Ohio, on January 1, 1933, to the late Gale and Elma Harmon. On June 3, 1951, she married Donald L. Durham and he survives. Prior to her retirement, Marlene worked for the Cunningham Insurance Agency for many years and ended her working career with the city of Wauseon. She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Wauseon, Ohio. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially entertaining her grandchildren. She was an avid card player, playing in three different bridge clubs. She also enjoyed traveling.

Besides her loving husband, Don, she is survived by daughters, Pat Marks, Wauseon, Elaine (Jeff) Lewis, St. Louis, Mo.; grandsons, John Jr. (Leah) Marks, Monclova, Jared (Jordanne) Marks, Whitehouse, Brendan Lewis, Columbia, Mo.; and great-grandson Connor Marks.

Preceding her in death besides her parents were her siblings, Corabelle (Corky) Coldwell, Audrey Sager, Marion Harmon, Beatrice Benien and Rodney (Skip) Harmon.

A memorial service celebrating Marlene's life will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Wauseon, Ohio. There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Christian Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements.

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