Durham, Lois Jean

Lois Jean Durham, 89, of Fayette, Ohio, died Oct. 19, 2019, at Swanton Valley Center. 

Jeanie was born in Wauseon, Ohio, on June 4, 1930, to Clarence and Pearl (Mohler) Haller. She married Richard Durham on July 23, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1980.  

Jeanie worked for Sheridan Manufacturing for 50 years, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed knitting and sewing and was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. She won many ribbons for her knitting and sewing at the Fulton County Fair. She was also a huge fan of the Van-Dells singing group. When they came to this area, Jeanie would book their venues, sell tickets and generally see to it that their program would go off without a hitch.  

She is survived by daughters Diane (and Jim) Pauter; Janice (and Fred) Zupp; Ronda Salkowski; five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Martha Reckner, Helen Byers and Winifred Lawrence.

Visitation is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Barnes Funeral Chapel, Delta. Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Adam Groh officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery, Wauseon. 

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 2500 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, Ohio 43615.