Melva Durbin

Posted Online: March 11, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Melva L. Durbin, 99, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Weerts, Davenport, with visitation noon to services. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park.
She was born in 1913, in Long Grove, to Elmer and Alma Moore. She married Roy Durbin Aug. 18, 1940. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are brother, Harlan Moore, Costa Mesa, Calif.; sons, Ken Durbin, Portland, Ore., and Dennis Durbin, Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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