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AVILLA â€” Gladys O. Durham, 90, a former resident of Avilla, died at midnight Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at North Ridge Village Nursing Home in Albion.
She was born Jan. 10, 1921, to Benjamin Franklin and Florence (Butler) Smith.
Her husband Medford Durham preceded her in death.
The surviving relatives include her four children, Charlotte (Clarence) McCormick of Avilla, Carolyn Witefeldt of Larwill, Randy Biglow of Warsaw, and Bill Biglow of Avilla; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Covington Memorial Gardens in Fort Wayne.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Durhamâ€™s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net