Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Paula Anne (Valk) Durkin

Paula Anne Durkin, age 65, of Shelby died Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at the Crestwood Care Center after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was born May 11, 1944 in Shelby, the only child of the late Paul and Evelyn (Hutsler) Valk.

Paula graduated from Shelby High School in 1962. She married Michael W. Durkin on October 5, 1963 and he preceded her in death in 1999. Paula was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She loved spending time with her family and attending the school and sporting events of her three granddaughters. Paula enjoyed camping, fishing, high school sporting events, painting and cake decorating. She volunteered at Kingwood Center, decorating the many rooms at the mansion. Paula spent many hours with her closest girlfriends making crafts, cards and stamping. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years and a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Surviving are her son, Andrew and his wife Linda (Eby) Durkin and their daughters Katie and Kristen Durkin of Shelby, her daughter, Melissa Durkin and close friend Alexandra (Alex) Garcia of Tiffin, and Melissa’s daughter Ashley (Wheeler) Pillai and her husband Pravin of Cincinnati. Brother and sister in law, Tim and Mary Durkin of Shelby, nephew, Greg (Katherine) Durkin and their children Emma and Caroline of Savannah Georgia, special cousins, Linda (Bliss) Regal of Jacksonville Florida, and Sara (Bliss) and Butch Enders of Mooresville, NC. Close friends, Diane Loveless, Brenda Stock, Janet Guisinger, Trudy Jacobs, and Mary Jo Hull, as well as many other friends who have been a part of Paula’s life.

Friends may call on Friday, April 2, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home 168 W. Main St. Shelby where there will a wake service at 8 PM. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 10 AM at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church by Father Nick Cunningham. Burial will be in Most Pure Heart of Mary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. On-Line condolences may be left at;

penwellturner.com

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Anne (Valk) Durkin
    Name: Barbara Parsons Fensch

    Date: 10-03-31

    Condolence:

    Deat Tim, Mary & family, I am sorry to hear about your sisters passing. She had a lovely smile and pleasant to all. I know you will miss her greatly. God Bless you, Barbara Fensch
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Andy, Linda, Katie & Kristen
    Name: Dale, Peggy, Doug & Heath Humphrey

    Date: 10-03-31

    Condolence:

    We are so sorry to hear of Grandma Paula’s passing. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Remember all the good times you all shared with her. That will help you get through this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around all of you at this time of need. We will be keeping all of you close in our thoughts and prayers.
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Don Gies

    Date: 10-03-31

    Condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. You have my condolences. Know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin (Andy & Linda, Missy & families)
    Name: Susie & Brian Bacon

    Date: 10-04-01

    Condolence:

    I cannot tell you how saddened we are to hear of you mother’s death. We have had so many great times with your family and we will cherish them always. I picture her and your dad together again, pulling that pop up camper behind them hitting the highway and enjoying life. That is how I will always remember both of them. I wish we could be there to help comfort you at this time. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Love to you all.
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Beth (Patton) Knight

    Date: 10-04-01

    Condolence:

    Andy & Missy,
    So sad to hear about your Mom’s death. Had enjoyed talking with her over the years and getting updates about the family. I loved hearing her talk about her granddaughters. She loved you all so much, you could just hear it in her voice and see the pride on her face. I’ll always remember our many camping trips together all of those years ago. Your Mom will live forever in the hearts of those of us that loved her.
    Love to you all, Beth & Michael Knight
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula
    Name: John & Marlene Guisinger

    Date: 10-04-01

    Condolence:

    We are saddened to learn of Paula’s passing. We have shared a lot of good times with Paula during the last 20+ years…..from her dancing at our band’s gigs – to trips to Frankenmuth – to a couple Christmas Eves shared. We always enjoyed her laughs and her cheerful attitude. Her smile will be missed!

    Our prayers got out to everyone who knew her and loved her.
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Stephanie Payne-Triplett

    Date: 10-04-02

    Condolence:

    Andy & Missy, I’m so sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. She was a great gal. Always happy, friendly and bubbly, fun to be around. Please except my sincere sympathy and may She Rest In Peace.
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Charlie and Betty Sue Head

    Date: 10-04-02

    Condolence:

    So sorry to hear of Paulas death. She was a special friend. We will miss her and we still miss Mike. We enjoyed the camping and beach trips with them in Virginia. Paula was part of our Nags Head Ladies Week for many years. Love and sympathy to Andy and all the family. Charlie and Betty Sue Head, Hampton, Virginia
    ******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Dawn Barber Burkholder
    Time: 18:12:44 -0500

    Condolence:

    Andy & Missy and family
    My heart felt prayers are with you. Your mother was a very wonderful person and will cherrish the memories of girl scouts and times with her. We were all blessed cause we knew her.
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Linda Garrett Beebe
    Date: 10-04-02
    Time: 18:42:36 -0500

    Condolence:

    Andy and Melissa: Twila, Dinah and I are so saddened to hear of your Mom’s death. We have so many wonderful memories of the times we spend with your grandparents and with Paula. As kids, we loved going to Shelby! Your Mother was the kindest and gentlest of all of us. She will be missed. We are sorry we can’t be there with you.

    Linda, Tod and Dinah
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Kim (Watson) and Corey Sparrow

    Date: 10-04-05

    Condolence:

    Dear Andy, Linda, Missy and girls:

    It was a sad day when we heard about Paula’s passing. I know the last few years have been tough ones, but no one can say she didn’t live life to the fullest during her lifetime. The summers we all spent together camping at Newpoint were some of my favorite memories. I continue to see Mike in my dreams to this day, and hope that Paula will join him there soon. Your family is special to our family and I will continue to treasure all of our wonderful times together. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Love to all of you
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Jen Guisinger
    Date: 10-04-06
    Time: 21:47:16 -0400

    Condolence:

    So sorry for the loss of a great woman! She truly loved her family and was a wonderful lady. I know she will be missed greatly, but I am thankful that she does not have to suffer anymore. She will be watching over all of you with much pride and love.
    Love and support,
    Jen Guisinger
    *******************************************************************************
    Family: Paula Durkin
    Name: Celeste, Jessica and Katie Amato
    Date: 10-04-06
    Time: 22:06:19 -0400

    Condolence:

    I’m very sorry to hear about Mrs. Durkin, she was a very special and funny lady. I always enjoyed seeing her at the girls softball games and St Mary’s activities. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

Leave a Reply to Guest

 

Condolence