Darlene Charlotte Durham, age 87, was born on Thursday, May 24, 1934 to William Henry Krouse IV and Elva Dawson Krouse in Glassboro, New Jersey and died on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Darlene was a member of the Mena, then Waldron Seventh-Day Adventist Churches where she was found playing the piano each Sabbath, as well as leading out in the children's divisions.
Darlene graduated from Swedesboro High in 1952, then became a nurse in 1967 after graduating from Salem Co. Technical Institute. She then started nursing at Elmer, New Jersey Hospital through 1977. In 1978, she graduated from Cumberland Co. College as an RN, and went to work at the Highland and Portland Hospital, in Portland, Tennessee from 1978-1990.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Joseph Durham, and her sister Barbara, and her husband, Virgil Morrow.
Darlene is survived by:
Her son, Arthur Garrison and his wife, Carol, who relocated from Kentucky to care for her the last 5 years. Arthur's daughter, Melissa Garrison and her son, Austin Hundertmark, and wife Ashley; her daughter Melia Eades. Arthur's son, Quintin; daughter Crystal Hoskins and husband, Ben, and their son, Jaxson and daughter, Chloe.
Her daughter, Sally Abrams and her husband, Andy, as well as their children, Eric, Dane, Tessa Grashuis, and David and Stephen Abrams.
Her son, Victor and his wife, Connie Garrison, their son, Tom Humphries, and his wife, Sissy.
Darlene did 22 years of formal nursing, but also a lot of private nursing by caring for Grandma Garrison 1976 - 1978, her father 1990-1993, and her husband Clarence "Joe" Durham 2003-2008.
Most of all Darlene loved and served the Lord.
A private graveside service will be held at the Six Mile Cemetery in Hatfield, Arkansas. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mena with her son Arthur Garrison officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.
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