A memorial service for Ruth Ann Durkee, 85, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Junction City, Kansas.
Mrs. Durkee died at 11:50 a.m., Friday, September 11, 2015 at West Vue Nursing Center.
She was born March 21, 1930, at Beloit, Kansas, to John Gildersleve and Bessie Rorabaugh Gildersleve. On September 4, 1955, she was married at Junction City, Kansas, to Eldred Lee Durkee, who preceded her in death on November 2, 1974. Mrs. Durkee was a member of the First Baptist Church, Junction City, Kansas where she was active in Sunday school, ladies group and bible school.
She is survived by two sons, Danny Durkee, wife, Lynda, West Plains, Missouri and Barry Durkee, wife, Jennifer, Karlstad, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Ashley Durkee, Julie Schneider, Jason Durkee, Cody Durkee, Emily Durkee and Katelyn Durkee; two great-grandchildren, Adelyn and Celise Schneider; one brother, John Gildersleve, Beloit, Kansas; one sister, Irma Koster, Beloit, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, four brothers and three sisters, precede her in death.
Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.