Ella Lee Durbin, 90, longtime resident of the Dewar community, died June 13, 2022, in Henryetta. She was born Oct. 24, 1931 in Henryetta to Blonnie (Cox) and George Lester Buchanan.
She married Norman Durbin May 14, 1949 in Arkansas and they made their home in Dewar. Ella worked as a social worker and activities director for Fountain View Manor Nursing Home in Henryetta for over 20 years and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Henryetta where she was involved in many activities. Ella was also a member of Rebekas and Bunko-Ladies.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Bill, John, and James; sisters, Enda-Mae and Dorothy.
Ella is survived by her children: James Durbin and wife Carol of Tiger Mountain, Bill Durbin and wife Linda of Moore, Linda Hulse and husband Earl, of Wilson Community, and John Durbin and wife Mary of Dewar; grandchildren: Brandon Durbin, Melissa Durbin, Billy Durbin and wife Tamara, Brad Durbin, Jonathan Barnett, Chris Durbin and wife Jenny and Michael Durbin; great-grandchildren: Dylan Durbin, Dakota Durbin, Billy Durbin, Leah Durbin, Daphne Durbin, Checotah Durbin, Hayden Durbin, Christopher Durbin, Makenzie Durbin, Conner Durbin and Makayla Durbin and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Viewing for Ella will be Sunday, June 19, 2022 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 20, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Henryetta with Reverend Tim Cole officiating. Interment will follow at Westlawn Cemetery, Henryetta.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers will be her great grandchildren.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service, 410 East Trudgeon Street, Henryetta.