The Condolences for
Lula Margaret "Lu" Durham
To Lu s family. I am so sorry to hear of Lu s passing. She was a legend and a great lady I volunteered with Lu in Living History. I am most proud to have called her my friend.
Dixie Hollar Propheter
She was such a great lady and so much fun. While you may be saddened by her passing remember all the good things she did while on this earth. She is in a beautiful place now. Prayers for all of you.
Barbara Ann Aufranc
A wonderful woman - so happy I was able to lnow her. Heartfelt Blessings to her family and friends.
Gelene Davis Matthews
Lu was a special person, a special teacher. She will be missed by so many...especially me. God Bless you Lu. Our High School Reunions will never be the same.
St George Tucker Aufranc
A remarkable and kind lady. My condolences to the whole family.
To all of Lu's family, please know how much Ms. Durham has meant to so many. She will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. She was not only a great teacher of speech and drams but also a great teacher of life's values and lessons. May all of you rejoice in her life's activities and accomplishments. Sincerely, Dan Wilson Class of 1962, Benton High School.
I remember nearly two decades ago when my first grade teacher told our class that our Living History reader would be Miss Durham. From then to visiting her at home in recent years, she was always so friendly, smart, welcoming, and wise. I always enjoyed conversation with her. The Durham family is in my prayers.
I will forever be grateful for the things Ms. Durham taught me at Benton High School in class and in our school plays as well at Missouri Western in Speech Class. I was thrilled to have her instruction both in High School as well as College. I’m still amused when I hear someones mispronunciation of words that were her pet peeves. We loved her and I’m better for knowing her.
Patricia K Downey
Vermillion, South Dakota
Lu was my acting teacher at Missouri Western State University in the early 1970s. I was also fortunate enough to be cast by her in a production of Man of La Manchu. She was a true treasure to her students and to the local theatre world. I admired her a great deal. As an educator, Lu was a great role model! My sincerest condolences to Lu's family on her passing.