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Laurie Ann Durbin

  Laurie Ann Durbin (née Daniels), 58, returned to her heavenly home on July 17, 2018 after a valiant battle with an unknown illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Laurie was born to the late Leroy Daniels and Ada Freeman (née Lewis) in Crystal City, MO on March 9, 1960. She graduated from Rolla High School in 1978. She married Steve Durbin, her high school sweetheart, on May 15, 1976 in Rolla, MO. Together they had two children, Jason and Jenna.  As a family, they enjoyed many trips together across the Midwest, mostly for speed skating meets and hockey tournaments. In her last years, she enjoyed spoiling and spending time with her three grandsons.  After working a few jobs, Laurie found her true calling in being a Daycare Provider which she did for the last 35+ years of her life. She blessed many families and their children with her tender loving care. She found great joy in helping each of the children learn and watching them play. She is dearly missed by everyone that knew her, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace and with her Heavenly Father.  Laurie is survived by her husband, Steve; her son, Jason Durbin and wife Brooke (Rolla); her daughter, Jenna Meyer and husband Curtis (Rolla); her grandsons, Royce Durbin, Connor Meyer, and Chris Meyer; her brother, Butch Daniels and his wife Nora (Rolla); and her mother, Ada Freemen (Rolla). She is preceded in death by her father, Leroy Daniels; and her brother Larry Daniels. Everyone is welcome to attend a Celebration of Life for Laurie which will be held at Ridgeview Christian Church in Rolla on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The doors will be open from 11am to 12:30pm. A service will take place from 11:30am to 12noon. Pastor Adam Bloch will officiate the service. Flowers can be sent to Ridgeview Christian Church or Donations can be made in Laurie's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation  (www.jdrf.org).

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Laurie and I were friends for almost 25 years. Spent many nights at the skating rink and traveling with the roller hockey team. We have gone to dinner on Friday nights for almost 25 years. She sold me at least a ton of Origami Owl jewelry. I will miss her laughter and her smile for the rest of my life.

- Marcy Scott Dec 31 1969 12:00 AM