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935. John Elmore DURHAM was born on 26 Dec 1918 in Bollinger County, Missouri.267,274,392 He died on 6 Aug 2011 in Fredericktown, Missouri.267 Obituary of John Elmore Durham - Fredericktown, MO - Tributes.com

John Elmore Durham of Fredericktown, Missouri, formerly of Poplar Bluff passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the age of 92.

Mr. Durham was born in rural Bollinger County, Missouri on December 26, 1918 to parents, Albert and Alice (Harty) Durham. He attended school in Williams View, Missouri.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, seeing overseas service in the Philippines.

The couple moved to Poplar Bluff in 1952. While in Poplar Bluff, Mr. Durham worked at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center. In 1965, the family moved to St. Louis where John worked at Jefferson Barracks until his retirement. In 2006, John moved to Fredericktown where he lived until his passing.

In June of 1946, he married Shirley Brittan in St. Louis, Missouri. She preceeded him in death on August 13, 2004.

Survivors include 3 children, William (Bill) Durham and wife, Diane, of Fredericktown, Roxann (Roxy) Durham of Columbia and Theodore (Ted) Durham and wife, Doris of Russellville, Kentucky; 2 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews living in vairous parts of the United States.

His wife, parents, a sister, Mary Faries and brother, Monty Durham preceded Mr. Durham in death.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Monday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will be at 1 pm Tuesday in the funeral chapel with Dr. William Vail officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at the City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff.

John Elmore DURHAM and Shirley BRITTAN were married in Jun 1946 in St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri.267 John Elmore DURHAM and Shirley BRITTAN had the following children:



William "Bill" Albert DURHAM.



Roxanne "Roxy" DURHAM.



Theodore "Ted" DURHAM.