Peggy J. Durr

Peggy J. Durr, 88, of Kokomo passed away at 11:45 AM Thursday August 1, 2019 at her residence after a year long battle with cancer. Peggy was born January 18, 1931 in Kokomo. She was the daughter of the late Kline and Dorthea (Huffer) Kellar. She graduated from Kokomo High School in 1949 and married Mahlon Durr in June 1949 at Main Street United Methodist Church where she has been a member for 70 years. Mahlon preceded her in death on December 2014. After 30 years Peggy retired from Haynes Stellite where she had been a secretary. Before retirement the family spent 28 summers at Lake Shafer. After retiring she and Mahlon spent 18 winters in Florida where they enjoyed golf, playing cards and entertaining. Peggy was passionate about her family. She provided her loved ones with memories of family gatherings, dinners and trips with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter Kim Sapp; daughter-in-law Melissa Durr; sister-in-law Betty Tilley; brother-in-law Charles (Maribeth) Durr; five grandchildren Kerensa Durr and spouse Brandon Hatcher, Alex (Katie) Durr, Allison (Dustin) Bewley, Misha (Kevin) Lewis, and Jamie (Joe) Knotts; 10 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; special nephew and niece David Kellar and Diane Gamble. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Greg Durr, son-in-law Bob Sapp, brother Rex Kellar, brothers-in-law Robert Riggs, Sparky Tilley, Fred Riley; sisters-in-law Joan Kellar, Betty Riley, and Ina Riggs. A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Friday August 9, 2019 at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 South Main Street, Kokomo. Reverend Dr. Oscar Ramos-Gallardo and Pastor Larry Whitehead will officiate. The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friday at the mortuary. Memorials may be directed to the Main Street United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the mortuary. Private burial will take place at a later date.