Elmore DURHAM was born on 26 Dec 1918 in Bollinger County, Missouri.261,268,387 He died on 6 Aug 2011 in Fredericktown,
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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
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army, seeing overseas service in the
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.261 John Elmore DURHAM and Shirley
BRITTAN had the following children: