Elsie Durham

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Elsie Gladys Matlock Durham, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge.

She was born July 28, 1923, in McClure, Ill., daughter of James W. and Ella Mae Rudluff Matlock. She and Samuel Harrison Durham were married March 27, 1944, in Blytheville, Ark. He preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1951.

Mrs. Durham had worked as a housekeeper at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was of the Methodist belief.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Durham Scheper and husband Bob of Jackson; a son, Mike Durham and wife Diane of Jackson; four sisters, Rose Durham of Cape Girardeau, Sue Clingingsmith and husband Don of Sedgewickville, Mo., Louise Ring and husband John of LeClaire, Iowa, JoAnn Harris and husband Gene of Mount Vernon, Ill.; two brothers, Gary Matlock and wife Patty of Gordonville, James W. Matlock Jr. and wife Gerri of Oil City, Pa.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, a sister and her parents.

Arrangements are being handled by Ford and Sons Funeral Home, 1001 N. Mount Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau, where the family will receive friends from 3:30 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. today, with the Rev. Brad Moore officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery at Dongola, Ill.