Verna Lu Durr


Verna Lu (Guthrie) Durr, 79, of Fortville, passed away July 28, 2017, at Community North Hospital. She was born on May 16, 1938 in Bedford, IN as the daughter of Vernon and Carolyn Ruth (Meglemre) Guthrie.

She worked for the VA Hospital as a switch board operator, and for the DFAS as a computer operator for many years before retiring in 2000. Verna was a member of the Fortville First United Methodist Church, where she participated in the hand bell choir and United Methodist Women. She was also a previous finance secretary for the church and helped in the church office. Verna loved playing the piano, watching the Colts and Pacers, and enjoyed sewing and quilting.

She is survived by her children, Jim Durr and Elaine (Pat) Stiffler, both of Fortville, IN, Bill (Lisa) Durr of Indianapolis, IN, and Dave Durr of Cumberland, IN; brothers, Lee (Loreen) Guthrie of McCordsville, IN, and Van (Joanne) Guthrie of Seattle, WA; six grandchildren, Amanda, Leah, Eric, Nick, Beth, and Maranda; and four great-grandchildren, Micah, Malachi, Jayden, and Aubri. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Carolyn Guthrie; father of her children, Floyd Durr, and great-grandchild, Wyatt.

A funeral service took place at Fortville First United Methodist Church on July 31, 2017, Rev. Joe Smith officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to the Fortville First United Methodist Church, 125 E Staat St, Fortville, IN 46040, or the American Cancer Society by website, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary and church.

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