Katheryn Virginia Leonard Kirton Durmon, 94, of Monticello passed away December 31, 2013, at her home.
She was born in Drew County on July 13, 1919, to the late Walter W. Leonard and Mary Carter Leonard.
She was the widow of Luther Leroy Kirton, the father of her children, and A.V. Durmon, her second husband. She was a retired employee of the Monticello School District after working twenty years as a cafeteria worker at W.C. Whaley Elementary School. She was a longtime member of the Wood Avenue ARP Presbyterian Church of Monticello.
Preceding her in death was an infant son; two adult sons, George Kirton and John Kirton; one daughter, Joyce Currey; two brothers, Harold Leonard of Monticello and J.W. Leonard of Memphis, Tenn; and one grandson, Jimmy Kirton of Washington, D.C.
Survivors include one son, Luther Lamar Kirton and wife Mary of Monticello; five daughters, Hazel Pennington of Las Vegas, Nev., Pat Ferrell of Monticello, Margaret Withers and husband Sonny of Monticello, Martha Dunn of Huntsville, Ala. and Mildred Jones and husband Billy of Monticello; three step children, Jimmy Durmon and wife Pat of Norfork, Ark., Dwight Durmon and wife Kathy of Fayetteville, Tnn. and Darlene Collins and husband Richard of Shreveport, La.; eleven grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, thirteen step grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, two very special friends, Marion Allen and Janie Barnes who were such a comfort to her in her later years, along with numerous other friends who brought joy to her throughout the years.
Funeral service will be held at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home on January 4, at 1 p.m.