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Sister Mary Durr

Obituary for Sister Mary Durr

April 25, 1918 - April 21, 2017
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 98


Maple Mount — Sister Mary Durr, 98, an Ursuline Sister of Mount Saint Joseph, died April 21, 2017, at Mount Saint Joseph, in her 80th year of religious life.
Born on a farm that adjoined the church property in Paul, Neb., Sister Mary valued hard work and always had a song in her heart. She was an educator for 34 years, most of those as a music teacher. She was principal and teacher at St. Alphonsus School, St. Joseph (1955-56), and taught music at Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Maple Mount (1968-73). She also taught in the Archdiocese of Louisville, New Mexico, and in Nebraska, where she served as liturgy consultant for the Diocese of Lincoln.
Survivors include two sisters, Sister Catherine Durr, CSJ, Kirkwood, Mo., and Aurelia Ann Inkret, Denver; nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, her 99th birthday, at Mount Saint Joseph, where visitation will begin Monday at 4 p.m., with a wake service following at 6:30 p.m.
Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, Owensboro, is handling arrangements.
Gifts in memory of Sister Mary may take the form of donations to the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mount, KY 42356.

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