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Amye Cleona Smith Durham

Obituary for Amye Cleona Smith Durham

April 13, 1936 - January 3, 2021
Mount Juliet, Tennessee | Age 84


Amye Cleona Durham, 84 of Mount Juliet, Tennessee formerly of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 03, 2021 at Kempton Assisted Living in Hermitage, Tennessee. Born in Grayson County, Kentucky on April 13, 1936. She was a 1957 graduate and Valedictorian of Murray State College- Owensboro Daviess County School of Nursing. She was a former member of Parrish Avenue Baptist Church. She was an OB / GYN nurse at Owensboro Daviess County Hospital for 38 years before retiring in 1995. She then became the Director of the Free Clinic of Owensboro for the next 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Forest Durham, her parents Ella Sego Smith and Robert (Barchie) Smith, and a sister Audrey Spalding.

She is survived by three daughters: Jeanell Wethington (Bud) of Gallatin, Tennessee, Leslie Durham of Mount Juliet, Tennessee and Denise Steffey (Brian) of Smyrna, Tennessee. Five Grandchildren: Ryan Wethington and Neil Wethington, both of Nashville, Tennessee, Sam Durham of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, Mary Beth Steffey and Matthew Steffey, both of Smyrna, Tennessee. One sibling, Jean Howard of Radcliff, Kentucky.

The visitation will be from 10 am Friday until service time at noon in the chapel of Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with limited attendance. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.

All who attend the visitation and service for Mrs. Durham shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckenridge Street side of the building.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions may be made to Oasis Women's Shelter in Owensboro, Kentucky.

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900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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