Mary Durbin

November 28, 1930 - May 16, 2018
Mary Durbin thumbnail
 
Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
Alan and Georgie Johns
Mia May Light a candle
X

Obituary

Mary Margaret Booth Durbin, age 87, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully Wednesday evening, May 16, 2018 while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House.

Born at Barnhill on November 28, 1930, Mary was one of 10 children born to the late Samuel W. and Mary (Richards) Booth.

Following her graduation from t…

read more

Mary Margaret Booth Durbin, age 87, of New Philadelphia, died peacefully Wednesday evening, May 16, 2018 while in the care of Community Hospice’s Truman House.

Born at Barnhill on November 28, 1930, Mary was one of 10 children born to the late Samuel W. and Mary (Richards) Booth.

Following her graduation from the former Midvale High School in 1948, Mary worked part time for the Tuscarawas County Board of Elections from 1949-1961. On August 4, 1952, in Columbia City, Indiana, Mary wed James A. “Bud” Durbin. Together the couple raised a son and a daughter and shared in 38 years of marriage prior to his passing on May 24, 1991.

For many years, Mary and Bud worked together on the family’s farm. Mary was an instrumental part of the farm where she not only served as bookkeeper but also tended to the cattle and oversaw the farm’s grain drying operation. Whether a meal was prepared on the table or food was prepared to take to the field, friends, family and farm help were sure to be well fed. Through the years, Mary prepared countless meals and sandwiches and was well known for her barbecue hamburgers and delicious sweet corn.

Mary remained active on the farm well up into her mid-80s. She loved mowing her lawn, riding around the farm on her Gator and tending to her vegetable garden. Above all, Mary was a passionate, loving, quiet caregiver who also enjoyed being a big part of her grandson Luke’s life.

She will be remembered for her humble, behind-the-scenes work. For many years, Mary attended Sharon Moravian Church, was a member of the Tuscarawas County Soil and Water Women’s Auxiliary, the Clay, Warwick, Salem Township Farm Bureau Group, and the Ninevah Grange.

Mary will be missed by her children, Matthew Durbin and his companion, Shelly Wheeler; her daughter, Maryann Durbin; her grandson, Luke Durbin all of New Philadelphia; her sister-in-law, Donna Booth of Tuscarawas; and her longtime friend, Norma Schreiner of Port Washington; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Carol Durbin; her sisters, Maxine (Clarence) Smitley, Arleen (Doc) Kinsey, Anna Mae (Bud) Haines, Betty Booth; and her brothers, Bill (Ida) Booth, Glen (Treva) Booth, Sam (Joan) Booth, Danny Booth and Harold (Norma) Booth.

The family will greet guests on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A service celebrating Mary’s life will be led by Pastor Jon Long, on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM in the funeral home’s chapel. Burial will follow in the Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be directed to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

hide

Leave a Condolence

View All Condolences Post a Condolence

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sharon Moravian Church Cemetery

Address:

4776 Moravian Church Road SE, TUSCARAWAS, OH, 44682

| Map


Reception Information

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

Donation Information

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Donate Now

Life Event Timeline

Help tell the story of Mary by contributing to the Life Event Timeline. Upload the photo of an event...

Post an Event

Timeline for Mary Durbin

Born: November 28, 1930
Died: May 16, 2018

Condolences for Mary Durbin

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Laura Beans posted on 5/27/18

Very sorry for your families loss. The Beans' Randy,Chris,Laura,Miranda, and Abigail

 

Ken &Sue Hawkins posted on 5/25/18

Matt,Maryann,&Luke You have our deepest sympathy your mom (grandma)was a wonderful lady.

 

Chris Irons posted on 5/23/18

Matt, I am sorrow for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris Irons-AGCO

 

Ava Megert posted on 5/21/18

So sorry to hear about Mary's passing. She was a special lady and she will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers.

 

DELBERT DURBIN.&FAMILY posted on 5/21/18

MATT, MARY ANN, LUKE DURBIN SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS .YOU ARE IN ARE PARYERS.&YOU HAVE MY SYMPATHY.

 

Alan and Georgie Johns posted on 5/20/18

Matt, Maryann, and Luke. So sorry for your loss. You have our heartfelt sympathy.

 

Mel Dessecker posted on 5/20/18

Dear Mary Ann, Matt and Luke; So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. May God be near you during this difficult time, knowing that his strength and comfort will sustain you. With God.s Blessings, Melvin Dessecker

 

Scott & Beth Ballentine posted on 5/20/18

Matt, Maryann and Luke. We are sad to hear of Mary's passing. She was truly a special lady. Our sincerest condolences to all of your family.

 

Carolyn Brodzinski posted on 5/19/18

SO very sorry to read of your Mom's passing MaryAnn. What a beautiful obituary describing her life. Please know thought and prayers go out to you and your Family.

 

Justin & Jackie Dichler and family posted on 5/19/18

Mary was the center of a wonderful family. Our prayers are with all left behind. God has blessed everyone that were a part of her family and that knew her.

 

Marjorie L. West posted on 5/19/18

So sorry for your loss. Such a nice lady. Back in the ‘60’s I would pick her up for work,as we both worked at the Court House.

 

Mia May posted on 5/19/18

I remember sitting on the front porch with Aunt Mary going through her jewelry box to find some cute clip earrings. We started with her box and she sent us in for each drawer of her jewelry cabinet and I went home with lots of treasures. I also love that she loved the tree I painted for her so much that she left it out all year round. I miss her already.

 

Patti nd Jerry McConnell posted on 5/19/18

We are very sorry of your loss of your Mother and Grandmother Matt nd Shelly, Maryann and Luke. You were so blessed to have a mother nd grandmother like Mary. Our prayers will be with you and your families.

 

Carol Bryant, Tom & Marla Stilgenbauer posted on 5/19/18

Matt and Maryann, we are so sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We have many memories with your family, our hearts are broken. God Bless you all.

 

Harvey Burton posted on 5/19/18

Matt and Luke, I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing from this earth, but it would be passing through the door to her Heavenly Home. I trust she is a peace now with her Heavenly Father and starting on her eternal journey.

 

Cindy Kochman posted on 5/18/18

Deepest sympathies to Mary’s family Tom and Cindy Kochman

 

Lori Spillman posted on 5/18/18

So very sorry to hear the loss of your mom, Matt. What a special lady you had in your life to call mom. Cherish those memories.

 

Tom Jackson posted on 5/18/18

Matt and Luke, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother/grandmother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Mary Ann Otte posted on 5/18/18

Mary Ann, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You are in my prayers.

 

Patty and Tim Knisely posted on 5/18/18

Matt,Maryann and Luke you have our Deepest Sympathy on your loss. Mary was a special lady and we will never forget her. Hugs and Love to all. Tim and Patty Knisely

 

Becky Pierce posted on 5/18/18

Matt, Maryann and Luke. Sending heartfelt sympathy to you all at the loss of your mom and grandma. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace Rusty and Becky Pierce

 

Sam Keller and the kids posted on 5/18/18

Mr. Matt, Ms. Maryann and Luke, We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sam, Isabella, Sophia, Gigi and Henry Keller

 

Sandy Gallentine posted on 5/18/18

Donna, I am sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. She sounds like she was a very good person. Sandy Gallentine

 

Lynn C Reichman posted on 5/18/18

Matt and Maryann, so sorry to learn this on Thursday morning. My family was so blessed to have your family as neighbors. For all my life it felt more like family. I will continue to hold you and your families in my prayers. As always please feel free to let me know if you need anything. I will miss her riding the gator out the lane and stop by with something out of the garden.

 

Becky Ferguson posted on 5/18/18

So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Jim & Becky Ferguson

 

Ken & Melissa Morrison posted on 5/18/18

So Sorry for your loss,Prayers for all the family

 

17