Evelyn Durham – Benton, IL

Evelyn Durham, 98, of Benton, passed away at 7:50 p.m., on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 2, 1921, to Frank and Rose (Lee) Corn in Macedonia. On April 21, 1940, she married Mathew Durham and he preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her biggest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved giving advice and was very active. She especially enjoyed going on bus travel trips.

Evelyn is survived by her loving family, one daughter, Linda Inabnit of Macedonia; one son, Joe (Catherine) Durham of Mechanicsville, VA; one daughter-in-law, Leona Durham of Benton; one sister-in-law, Eloise Corn; nine grandchildren, Shane Inabnit, Shawn (Robin) Inabnit, Chad (Ashley) Inabnit, Michael Durham, Wade (Angie) Durham, Paige Durham, Connor Durham, Travis (Melissa) Sons, Kristal Hamilton; twelve great-grandchildren, Grayson, Cassie, Skylar, Cody, Peyton, Tyler, Kiley, Eli, Zoey, Camdon, Trevin, Tyler and many niece, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rosa Corn, her husband, Mathew Durham, one son, Larry Durham and one brother, Bob Corn.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main St., Benton, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Brady Cemetery in Akin, IL, with Ron Winemiller, officiating. Phase 4 Restore Guidelines will be in effect.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Evelyn’s home health nurses and her hospice nurses.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SSM Hospice of Mt. Vernon and may be mailed to 2 Good Samaritan Way, Suite 325, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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