Barbara “”Louise”” Duris, born November 23, 1922 in Battle Creek, MI passed peacefully April 25, 2017. Barbara moved to Toledo in 1938. She married Joseph G. Duris on November 29, 1941 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, where they were active in the Parish community their entire lives.
Barbara’s life was centered on her family. She was a mother of steadfast conviction and dedication: how else could one explain the mountains of laundry, the endless ironing and the kitchen that never closed, all the while working 20+ years on second shift?
Through the trials and tribulations of everyday life, her family witnessed their parents’ enduring love for each other and their patience, compassion and peaceful spirit inspired by their faith.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, daughter Diane and grand-daughter, Morgan. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Pamela, Michael (Linda), James (Corrine), Patrick (Sandra), Daniel (Mary Lynn), Joseph (Deborah), Mark (Lisa), Matthew and Anthony (Vicki) as well as 36 grand-children spanning many generations.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to memorialize Barbara do so with a donation to St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Toledo and Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the
Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI where the rosary service will be prayed at 2:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael the Archangel Parish where she will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Lake Township Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com