Obituaries

Andrew L. Durkes 1934 - 2010 McLouth

Services for Andrew L. Durkes, Sr., 76, McLouth, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.
Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Mr. Durkes died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at his home.
He was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Axtell, the son of Ernest and Hertha Swaniger Durkes. He served in the United States Army and United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for the Kansas Turnpike Authority and also was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Jean (Deters) Durkes, Nov. 11, 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma (Hedgepath) Durkes, of the home; three sons, Andrew Durkes, II, John M. Durkes and Damian D. Durkes, all of McLouth; two daughters, Donna J. Lawson and Frances A. Durkes, both of McLouth; brother, John Durkes, Eskridge; sister, Eva McHenry, Topeka; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Durkes family, care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, P.O. Box 993, Tonganoxie 66086.
Condolences may be left for the family at quisenberryfh.com.