Mary J. Durham
Mary Jane (Teubert) Durham, 80 of Charlotte, was born in Allen Twp., Hillsdale County, Michigan on July 5, 1938. She entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Mary was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on May 1, 2018. She was the sole survivor of her family, outliving her four siblings.
Mary was predeceased by her mother, Lillian (Hamilton) Teubert; father, Edward Teubert Sr.; brother, Edward Teubert Jr.; sisters, Harriet Teubert, Charlotte (Teubert) Barnes, and younger brother, Larry Teubert Sr. She is survived by her husband, Alan Durham; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Billie Jo Durham; daughter, Cathy Reed; grandchildren, Cody and Lauren Durham, Chad Durham, Korin Steen, Kayla Dysard, Martina and Corey Biddinger, Mary Reed; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mary was a nurse in Battle Creek from 1957 to 1962. She fostered 25 children in Hillsdale County and Eaton County and was awarded foster parent of the year in Eaton County. She volunteered as a nurse for Eaton Community Palliative Care for eight years. In 2008 she was awarded volunteer of the year for excellent caregiver. She loved her family, children, grandchildren and foster children. Each one was special to her. She took particular pride of her home and grounds.
There will not be any memorial services, per her request. She wanted us all to remember her as she was. Anyone wishing to donate may give memorial funds to McLaren Hospice of Lansing, or Allen United Methodist Church of Allen, Michigan 49227. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Mary on her tribute page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.