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Graveside Service

Friendship Cemetery
Monday October 9th, 2017

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Edna Marie Durham

Edna Marie Durham, 91, of Springdale, AR passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Shiloh Nursing and Rehab Center.

Edna was born on November 2, 1925 in Choteau, Oklahoma, a daughter of William Humphrey Youngman and Margaret Earle “Shirley” Evans Youngman (Sharp). She was the widow of the late George Durham. Edna worked many years as the head cook for the Westwood Elementary School in Springdale.  For many years she was a very active member of the Sonora Baptist Church in their kitchen. She had been a past president of the Home Extension Club and volunteered her time at the Springdale Memorial Hospital in the Gift Shop of the second tower. Edna left all of these activities in 1996 to raise her great granddaughter Harlee, which she loved spending as much time with as possible.

She is survived by one son, Tom and wife Susie Durham of Springdale; four grandchildren, Amy Anders and husband Daniel, Zachary Durham, Lisa Lowry and husband Michael, and David Durham and fiancé Melissa Glasscock; six great grandchildren, Emily Hulsey and husband Aaron, Harlee Marcum and fiancé Hunter Wright, Danielle Anders, Courtney Fields, Kyle Fields and Lorisa Lowry; two great great grandchildren Brooklyn and Trace Hulsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, George Ricky Durham.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Friendship Cemetery. Pastor Danny Williams to officiate the service under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Springdale.  To sign the online guest book, visit www.backstrom-pyeatte.com. 


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A candle was lit in memory of Edna Durham

Richard and Jean Youngman Oct 9 2017 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss we many good memories of Edna.Will have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard and Jean Youngman Oct 9 2017 12:00 AM

Grandma Edna you will missed dearly from me and David. Plus my husband Michael, Melissa David financee. Your grandchildren Kyle and Courtney Fields Lorissa Lowry. Your great great grandchildren Marley, Haze, kinley, and Lilli. We love you so and will see again. Love you.

Lisa Lowry Oct 8 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edna Durham

Lisa Oct 8 2017 12:00 AM