Lena B. Durbin, age 83 of Omaha died peacefully on Sunday, December 07, 2014 at her surrounded by her family. Lena was born in Eldorado, IL on September 28, 1931 to the late William and Ethel (Gates) Carter. On May 15, 1959 she married Jim Durbin in Omaha, he preceded her in death in 2013.
Lena had worked as a Phone Operator at GTE before retiring. She loved animals of all kinds but enjoyed raising rabbits. She loved to visit and talk with people and always had a kind word for you. She was a member of the Eldorado First Baptist Church and a life member of the VFW Auxillary. Lena also loved to fish. She was a good wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed.
Lena is survived by a son, Bobby Durbin of New Haven, 2 daughters, Carolyn Pilon of Omaha, and Nancy Miller of Prairie Creek, IL. 7 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren and 4 Step Great Grand. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters also.
Cremation will be accorded as this was Lena's wish. Her graveside service will be on December 14, 2014 at the Hazel Ridge Cemetery near Omaha starting at 1:00 PM. Those wanting to attend should go directly to the cemetery.
Cox & Son funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements and you can leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com