Ruth M. Durkin, 92, of Atchison, KS, passed away Monday, January 08, 2018 at Atchison Senior Village.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Pat’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Atchison Senior Village and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.
Ruth was born February 6, 1925, in Atchison, KS, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Lucius) Cline. She was a homemaker. Ruth was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed reading, watch sports, especially KU basketball.
Ruth married Leo Durkin on March 7, 1942 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1985. Survivors include six sons; William (Kathy) Durkin, Phoenix, AZ, Russell Durkin, Atchison, KS, Richard (Jeanne) Durkin, Atchison, KS, Edward (Marsha) Durkin, Bartletsville, OK, Patrick (Michelle) Durkin, Atchison, KS, Daniel (Jenny) Durkin, Atchison, KS and a daughter, Mary (Harold) Vandeloo, Atchison, KS, a sister Susan Durkin, Eudora, KS, ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Leonard, Orville, Clarence, Donald Russell Cline and a sister Mary McClure.