Leona E. Durst

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Leona E. Durst, 102, Sabetha, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the Apostolic Christian Home. She was born March 13, 1911, the daughter of William Shara and Frances (Kvasnicka) Shara at Narka. She grew up in the Narka area and moved to Red Oak, Iowa, for  a short time after graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching.
She then moved to Morrowville until 2002 when she moved to the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha. She married Floyd “Dick” Durst on Nov. 26, 1936, in Ashland. They adopted two children. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd “Dick” Durst on May 10, 1997; a son, Charles Durst; a daughter, Janet Ryan and a grandson, Michael Ryan. She is survived by six grandchildren. Private family memorial services were Friday, Jan. 24 at the Popkess  Mortuary Chapel, Sabetha. The inurnment will be private by the family in the Morrowville Cemetery, Morrowville. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Kansas Teacher’s Association sent in care of the Popkess Mortuary, 823 Virginia Sabetha,  KS. Online condolences may be left at www.popkessmortuaries. com. 
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