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Patricia Durbin, 85

November 11, 2013

Patricia A. Durbin, 85, of Kendallville died Sunday, Nov. 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 for 25 years at Kraft Foods in Kendallville.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. She was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Mishawaka, to Ralph A. and Bertha (Bair) Morrical.
On Sept. 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 (Alva) Smoak.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 S. 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 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.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com.

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