Avanelle Lane Durham

Avanelle Lane Durham, 90, of Vallonia, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at Covered Bridge Health Campus, Seymour.

She was a member of Our Lady of Providence Church in Brownstown and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 112. She was a graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing in Missouri.

She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Tulia, Texas, to Ransom Huntley Lane and Margaret Ferguson Mongan. On Dec. 24, 1944, at Florence, South Carolina, she married Morris W. Durham. He died Aug. 17, 2003.

Survivors include three sons, Samuel (Nancy) Durham of Osgood, Donald (Diana Kaye) Durham of Vallonia and Glenn (Jill) Durham of Vallonia; grandchildren, Tiffany (Nate) Cross, Clinton (Lauren) Durham, Jaclyn (Kyle) Williams, Monica (Eric) Adams, Samuel Durham, Jaylyn Durham and Chelsea Durham; and five great-granddaughters, Avanelle Cross, Parker Durham, Amelia Williams, Josephine Cross and Lane Adams. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and one brother.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, Vallonia. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be given to Joplin, Missouri Area Catholic Schools.