Mary E. Durkee
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 4:25 pm
The Messenger, January 17, 2011
Mary Elizabeth (Drain) Durkee, 64, of Dickson died Jan. 14, 2011, at NHC Healthcare in Dickson. She was the mother of Douglas Durkee of Union City.
Services will be Thursday at noon at Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson, with the Rev. Allen Weller officiating. Burial will follow in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, with the funeral to immediately follow.
Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Durkee, Boyd Parker, Bruce Boettcher, Aaron Moore, Alex Moore and Matt Moore.
She was born Dec. 12, 1946, in Parkersburg, W.Va., daughter of the late Elizabeth Ann (Smith) and the late Marion Edward Drain. She married David Don Durkee on Jan. 14, 1967. He died March 18, 2003.
She retired from the Kroger Company in February 2010 after 23 years of service in the deli and bakery department.
In addition to her son, Mrs. Durkee is survived by a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Durkee of Union City; a daughter, Marion Durkee of Dickson; five grandchildren, Aaron Moore, Alex Moore and Allison Moore, all of Dickson, and Reagan Durkee and Harrison Durkee, both of Union City; one great-grandchild, Kylan Moore of Dickson; two sisters, Polly Kracher of Gardnerville, Nev., and Nancy Hinman of Fresno, Calif.; three brothers, Ed Drain and Doug Drain, both of Parkersburg, and Ken Drain of Arcadia, Calif; and several nieces and nephews.