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Monday, June 18, 2007

Charles Albert "Bob" Durbin, age 72, resident of 509 Ransom, Fort Scott, Kansas, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 16, 2007, at his home following a cancer illness.

He was born September 23, 1934, in Fulton, Kansas, the son of Ward A. Durbin and Ethel Phillips Durbin. Bob married Mary Lois Johnston on March 2, 1953. They later divorced.

He married Kathleen Ann Hiatt on August 9, 1990, in Fort Scott. He lived in Longmont, Colorado for a period of time where he was a foreman on house construction.

He returned to Fort Scott in the early 1980s. He retired following 16 years of employment as owner operator of a U.S. Postal Route. He was a member of the Parkway Church of God Holiness. His hobbies include fishing, gardening, collecting glassware, and especially working with pecans.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen, of the home; two sons, Charles Durbin, Boulder, Colorado and Clayton Durbin, Big Springs, Texas; three daughters, Judy Crnkovich, Longmont, Colorado, Janice Jones, Kamiah, Idaho, and Jeanie Wade, Loveland, Colorado; two step-sons, Gary Hiatt, Denton, Texas and Cory Hiatt, Halltown, Mo.; two step-daughters, Melana Hiatt of Canada and Paula Hiatt, Mansfield, Texas. Also surviving is a brother, Ronnie Durbin, Fort Scott, and a sister, Willa Reed, McCune, Kan.; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jesse Durbin.

Pastor Mark Stetler will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday in the Parkway Church of God Holiness. Burial will follow in Prescott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Christian Heights School and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.