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Betty Lowe Durnan, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. She was born on January 30, 1929 in Mountain City, TN.
Betty was the last surviving child of R. Smith Lowe and Cassie Shoun Lowe. In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal and Virginia and eight brothers, Earnest, Edgar, Dale, Paul, S.C., J.L., Ivan and Richard.
Betty graduated from Goldey-Beacom College and began her career as an administrative assistant with the City of Wilmington. After a break to raise her children, she joined the New Castle County Engineering Department in 1975, retiring in 1995. She is a past member of Eastern Star and in her spare time enjoyed going to flea markets and gardening with her beloved sister, Virginia.
Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Paul S. Durnan; her daughter, Susan Durnan Walton and her husband Harry; her son, Gary M. Durnan; her grandsons, Peter and Conor Walton; her sister-in-law, Chris Lowe; her nieces, Wanda McQueen Robinson of Butler, TN, Sheila Lowe Fenner of Mountain City, TN, Brenda Webb of PA, Kathryn Marsh and Alice Dankenbring of Oregon; two nephews, Todd Lowe and Terry Lowe of Johnson City, TN.
A funeral service was held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Wilmington, DE
This obituary is a courtesy of Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 South Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.