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Ellen Louise Durbin

Birth Date: January 21, 1937
Death Date: June 19, 2018

Ellen Louise Durbin, 81, of Decatur, passed away June 19, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Ellen was born January 21, 1937, in Decatur, IL, to Harry Lee and Velma Francis (Hinton) Garren. She was a member of Moundford Free Methodist Church, VFW and the Senior Citizens Shuffle Board Team.

She is survived by her three sons, Anthony “Tony” (Gail Anderson) Durbin of Sabastian, FL, Richard Durbin of Decatur, IL and David (Julie) Durbin of Green Bay, WI; eight grandchildren, Danielle, Kristen, Ashley, Eric, Matthew, Kalin, Richard, Jr. and Charles Durbin; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Graveside services to celebrate the life of Ellen Durbin will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Mt. Gilead Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the obituary, send condolences, and share memories with the family at

Graveside Service
June 23, 2018
11:30 am
Mt. Gilead Cemetery
Mt. Gilead Rd. Decatur, IL 62521
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June 23, 2018
10:00 am
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Moran & Goebel Funeral Home
2801 North Monroe Street Decatur, Il 62526
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  1. God Bless you Ellen. I want to thank you for all the wonderful memories we had at The Salvation Army! You were a true blessing to us and we thank you for being a wonderful volunteer.

    Andrea Winston Lewin
    The Salvation Army

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