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DURST, Mrs. Agnes Wagner
 
MEYERSDALE, Jan. 3 — Mrs. Agnes Durst, 78, widow of Gabriel Durst, whose death occurred in 1889, died Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Butler in Elk Lick township where she had resided for many years. Mrs. Durst was born April 29, 1860 in Somerset county, a daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Shockey Wagner. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Sarah Engle of Salisbury. The funeral service was held Monday. Interment followed in Salisbury I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
Connellsville Daily Courier, January 3, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted February 1, 2014

 


DURST, Mrs. Alice Beatrice Garlitz/Crowe
 
SWANTON — Alice Beatrice "Beatty" Durst, 92, of Swanton, formerly of Frostburg, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Oakland. Born Dec. 7, 1918, at Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late William and Annie M. (Robinson) Garlitz. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles Everett Durst, Sept. 17, 1982; her adoptive parents, Thomas J. and Mary E. Crowe; seven brothers, Berman Garlitz, Francis Garlitz, Melvin Garlitz, Denzil Crowe, Glenn Crowe, Ray Crowe, Lee Crowe; and four sisters, Ida Hetz, Elnora Minnick, Cordelia Durst and Pearl Garlitz. Mrs. Durst was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Grantsville. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Beeghly and husband Ron, Swanton. Friends will bereceived at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident (McHenry), on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Wanda Lester officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.
Cumberland Times-News, October 1, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 6, 2011

 

DURST, Allen E.
 
Allen E. Durst, 54, of 5 Grand Avenue, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since January 30. Employed by the B. and O. Railroad for 35 years, he was an engineer on the Pittsburgh Division. Born in Finzel, he was the husband of Mrs. Alma F. (West) Durst, assistant cashier of the Cumberland Savings Bank. His parents were the late Richard A. and Mary (Caton) Durst. Mr. Durst was a member of Ohr Lodge No. 131, A.F. & A.M. Scottish Rite, Pittsburgh; Ali Ghan Temple, here; United Commercial Travelers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, and St. Mark's Evangelical and Reformed Church. In addition to his widow, he leaves two children, Richard and Patty Durst, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. James V. Seitz, Wyoming Encampment; Mrs. Wilbur Dohrman, Patterson Creek, W. Va.; Miss Alice Durst, at home. The body is at the Hater Funeral Home where services will be held tomorrow at 3:30 p. m. with Rev. Carl H. Clapp, pastor of St. Mark's Reformed Church. Burial will take place in Rose Hill Cemetery. Masonic rites will take place at the grave conducted by Ohr Lodge No. 131.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, February 20, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

 


DURST, Mrs. Anna Belle Broadwater

GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Anna Belle Durst, 70, of Star Route, died yesterday in her home. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Dorcas (Broadwater) Broadwater. She was a member of Laughlin Church of the Brethren. Surviving are her husband, Gerry Durst; three daughters, Mrs. Grace May Bittinger and Mrs. Gladys Marie Guthrie, both of here; Mrs. Florence Shuck, Meyersdale; four brothers, James Broadwater, Edward Broadwater and Albert Broadwater, all of here, Jack Broadwater, Accident; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hare, Swanton; Mrs. Oma Broadwater, here; Mrs. Lucinda Wilt, Baltimore; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March
20, 1970

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

Name: Anna Catherine Durst, 90, of National Hwy, LaVale, MD
Parents: Wilbur and Nellie (Hetz) Durst
DOB: December 1, 1913, in Shade Mill (Avilton), MD
DOD: Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Moran Manor Nursing Home, Westernport, MD
Predeceased by: parents; brother, Marshall Durst; sisters, Ethel Garlitz and Jennie Stark
Survived by: brother, Russell Durst, Barton, MD; sister, Laura Turner, Grantsville, MD
Burial: March 9, 2004, Mount Zion Cemetery

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 19, 2014

 

DURST, August

August Durst, Garrett Co., brother of Mr. Lloyd Durst, of this place, met with a fatal accident Thursday. Mr. Durst was mending his roof, and while carrying up a bale of shingles, he accidentally slipped and fell to the ground, the heavy bale striking him on the head. The wound inflicted was so bad that the unfortunate man died two hours after the accident. Mr. Durst was buried at 10 o'clock this morning. The unfortunate man is well known here, having been a weekly caller in town on business, and his untimely death is mourned by a host of friends.
The Evening Times, Cumberland,
October 27, 1906

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 
DURST, Baine Warnick

Services will be held tomorrow morning from the home for Baine Durst, 22, who was kicked by a horse late Wednesday afternoon, while he was taking the animal to water, at the farm home of his step-father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kamp. He died at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Saturday afternoon. He was born at Grantsville. His father was the late Frank Durst. He was a graduate of the Grantsville High
School and had been called for selective service duty in the U. S. Army, and was preparing to leave within the next few days. Other survivors are two half-sisters, Sara and Martha Kamp, a half-brother, William Kamp. Rev. A. A. Monn will officiate and interment will be in the Grantsville cemetery.

The Cumberland Evening Times, February 23, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

[Baine's full name was Baine Warnick Durst, and his mother was Bessie Warnick, 1893-1975]

DURST, C. Grant

FROSTBURG - C. Grant Durst, 71, died Saturday at his home on Beall's Lane following an extended illness. Born in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Hudson and Harriet (Preston) Durst. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Durst was a member of First Methodist Church; Chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star; Farrady Post 24, American Legion, and Mt. Lodge 99, AF&AM, of which he was a past master. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel (Kemp) Durst; a son, John C. Durst, Frostburg; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Pullen, Fords, N. J.: a brother, Frank Durst, Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Edward Hill, Winter Haven, Fla., and three grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mt. Lodge 99, AF and AM will hold a service there today at 7:30 p.m. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the funeral home with Rev. Harold B. Wright, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Fred Dean, James McMorran, Emory Loar, George Buckalew, Benjamin Myers and Merrill Phillips, all past masters of Mountain Lodge 99.
The Cumberland News, March 7, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

DURST, Mrs. Catherine Frances Bittinger
 
Mt. Lake Park, Md., Sept. 30 – Funeral services were conducted at the Loch Lynn School House yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Eli Durst, 63, who died at her home on the Amish Road Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Durst was the former Catherine Frances Bittinger. Two daughters, Mrs. Irvin Platter and Mrs. Emory Durst, and a son, Lloyd Durst, reside in this section. Mrs. Durst was a member of the Oak Grove Church of the Brethren and the Rev. J. E. Walls, pastor, officiated. Interment was in the cemetery on the Richard Durst farm.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 30, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014 

 DURST, Cecil O.

WESTERNPORT — Cecil O. Durst, 71, of 1165 Rhodes Avenue, Akron, died Monday in Akron General Hospital of injuries sustained in a four-car accident last Saturday in Akron. Born in New Germany, Garrett County, he was a son of the late William F. and Alice (Bancord) Durst. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Durst; two sons, Horace Durst and Charles Durst, both of Akron; a step-son, John Drake, Dayton, Ohio; two step-daughters, Mrs. Hazel Gillitly and Mrs. Freda Schawn, both of California; a sister, Mrs. Berrell Poland, Luke; and eight grandchildren. Services and interment were conducted in Akron.
The Cumberland News, May 2, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012

DURST, Charles D.
 
A one-car accident late yesterday afternoon near Bayard on W. Va. Route 90 resulted in the death of two persons and the admission of six others to hospitals. Two families from Euclid, Ohio were traveling north on Route 90, in the same car, a convertible, and according to Cpl. Jack Baker, of the Petersburg Detachment of West Virginia State Police, the car apparently had run out of the road and traveled along a side ditch and overturned. Joseph Kerr, 2, was thrown from the car and was dead on arrival at Garrett County Memorial in Oakland. Charles Durst Sr., 31, was also dead on arrival at the same hospital. Taken to the West Virginia Medical Center, Morgantown, were Ivan Kerr Sr., 28 and his son, Ivan Kerr Jr., 4. Both were in critical condition when transferred. Admitted to the Garrett County Memorial Hospital were Mrs. Susan Durst, 26, wife of Charles Durst Sr., and Charles Durst, 6, and Kevin Durst, 4. Also admitted was Carolyn Kerr, 25, wife of Ivan Kerr Sr., and mother of Ivan Kerr Jr. Mrs. Kerr is said to be a native of Garrett County and the two families were planning to visit relatives at Grantsville before returning to Euclid. The bodies of Mr. Durst and Joseph Kerr were taken to the Minnich Funeral Home in Oakland.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 6, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014

 
DURST, Charles Edward

CharlesEdward Durst, 74, died at his home in New Germany, Md., Sunday afternoon at 1:30, of paralysis. He was born at New Germany May 9, 1875. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dora McKenzie Durst, and the following children: Raymond and Lawrence Durst, Grantsville; Everett Durst, Frostburg; Mrs. Joseph Britt, Frostburg, and Mrs. Scott Wilhelm, Lonaconing, and by 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 in the Reformed Church at New Germany, the Rev. Ira S. Monn officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Meyersdale Republican, June 30, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DURST, Charles Russell Sr

OAKLAND - Charles Russell Durst, 77, of Mt. Lake Park, died Wednesday in Baltimore where he had been visiting a son, Wendell Durst, for the past six weeks. Born at New Germany, he was a son of the late Francis and Alice (Bankard) Durst. He held membership in Crellin Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World. Surviving, besides his son, are two brothers, Cecil and John Durst, both of Akron; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Poland, Luke, and Mrs. Frank Stephens, Westernport, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home here where services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Rev. W. Shelby Welthall will officiate, and burial will be in Ashby Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 17, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012

 


DURST, Cpl. Charles R. Jr

Cpl. Charles R. Durst, of Baltimore, formerly of Oakland, was killed in Germany April 19. Cpl. Durst was the son of Mr. Russell Durst of Baltimore, formerly of Oakland and Crellin. He has been in the Army three years and overseas since February 1944. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Wendell Durst, on duty with the Air Corps in India. Mr. Durst was a newphew of Mrs. Burrell Poland and of Mrs. Frank Stephens of Tri-Towns.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 10, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012


DURST, Cpl. Charles R. Jr

OAKLAND, Jan. 1 — Services for Cpl. Charles Durst, who was killed in action at Haselhorst, Germany, April 19, 1945, will be held from the Bolden Funeral Home Thursday by Rev. R. E. Hlller, pastor of Bethel Methodist Church. The body will arrive Tuesday and will be taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Myrtle A. Durst, Mt. Lake Park, where it will remain until the service. Interment will be in the Ashby Cemetery, Crellin. Cpl. Durst was born at Crellin April 11, 1916. He entered the service in April, 1942. Before being sent overseas he received his training at Fort Meade; Fort Knox, Ky.; Camp Cook, Calif.; Camp Forrest, Tenn.; Harrisburg, Pa.; and Pine Camp, N. Y. His war service began during the invasion of southern France. Surviving are his father, Charles R. Durst, Sr., Crellin, his mother, and a brother, Wendell W. Durst.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 2, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012

 

DURST, Clarence E.
 
Brakeman Clarence E. Durst Is Instantly Killed. COLLISION AT BIG POOL ~ Freight Train Running Twenty-Five Miles An Hour Crashing Into Another Freight At Stand Still—Wreckage Piled High In Air.
Hagerstown, Md., Jan, 27 — Brakeman Clarence Durst, of Hagerstown, was killed instantly, and Conductor Elmer A. Shewbridge, of Hagerstown, sustained a broken leg in a wreck on the Western Maryland Railroad near Big Pool yesterday. An eastbound freight train, in charge of Conductor Elmer A. Shewbridge and Engineman J. W. Coughenour, collided with the rear end of an eastbound freight train in charge of Edward Manius and W.S. Gibney. One train was standing on the track, and the other, running twenty-five miles an hour, plowed into it. The wreckage was piled high in the air, the caboose and four cars being reduced to splinters. The engine was thrown crosswise on the track, which was badly torn up. Brakeman Durst, who was in the caboose, was hurled deep under the wreckage. His body was brought to Hagerstown on a special train. Conductor Shewbridge was in the engine. Realizing a collision was inevitable, he jumped, breaking his leg below the knee. He was brought to Hagerstown on a special train, where his injuries were dressed.
Cumberland Evening Times, January 27, 1913
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014

 

DURST, Clarence E.
 
CONFLUENCE, June 20 - Clarence E. Durst, 48, died suddenly Friday at his home near Grantsville, Md. He was born at Fort Hill, near here, August 2, 1891, a son of Edward and Charotte Durst and had spent the greater part of his life in this community. In 1911 he married Miss Edith Susan Smith and to this union five children were born, one, a daughter, dying in infancy. He is survived by his wife, two daughters Oleita Durst and Mrs. Kenneth Hetrick; two sons, Mark and Eugene; his father, one granddaughter and these brothers and sisters: George, Claude and Russell Durst and Mrs. William Failinger and Mrs. Sherman Durst. The funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon at St. Paul's Church at Grantsville by Rev. J. S. Shannon of Confluence. Interment was made there.
Connellsville Daily Courier, June 20, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014

DURST, Clifton
 
Frostburg, Oct. 11 — Clifton Durst, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Poleman, Shade Mill, west of here, died at his home this morning. He had been ill six weeks with heart trouble. Until three years ago he lived with his grandmother, the late Mrs. Anna M. Durst, Shade Mill. Since then he has resided with an uncle, William Turner. He was a member of Mt. Zion M. E. Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 11, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014

DURST, Miss Cora
 
Frostburg - Word was received at this place yesterday morning of the death of Cora Durst Thursday morning at eight o'clock, of typhoid fever, after an illness of several weeks at, the residence of her father near Salisbury, Pa. The deceased was born in Salisbury in 1888 and has resided there ever since. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Durst and was also a niece of Mr. and Mrs. John Livengood of Mt. Pleasant street, this city. The funeral took place this morning at ten o'clock from the residence at Salisbury. Rev J. Conrad Twele. conducted the services.
The Evening Times, Cumberland, April 21, 1905
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

DURST, Mrs. Cordella Garlitz

Grantsville - Mrs. Cordella G. Durst, 56, widow of Raymond Durst, died last night at her home near here. Born in Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Robeson) Garlitz. Mrs. Durst was a member of New Germany United Church of Christ. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, Willis and Kenneth Durst, both of Grantsville; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Oester, Grantsville; three brothers, Melvin and Francis Garlitz, both of Frostburg, and Herman Garlitz, Mt. Savage; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Durst, Frostburg; Mrs. Ida Hetz, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Elnora Minnick, Finzel, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the New Germany Church at 2 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Warren Bates, and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
The Cumberland  Evening Times, August 19, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

DURST, Mrs. Daisy Myrtle White
 
OAKLAND — Mrs. Daisy Myrtle Durst, 82, of RD 1, Oakland, died yesterday at Garrett County Hospital. She had been in ill health two months. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Rollie G. and Annie (Lawton) White and was the widow of Harry O. Durst. Mrs. Durst was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Roy O. Durst, Manassas, Va., and Floyd L. Durst, Oakland; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Barr, Baltimore, and Mrs. Gerald Sanders, of here, and seven grandchildren. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Rev. Dr. Lawrence Sherwood, pastor of St. Paul's Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Cumberland News, April 7, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014
 
DURST, Dallas A.

GRANTSVILLE - Dallas A. Durst, 58, died yesterday at Miners Hospital after a lingering illness. Born in New Germany, he was a son of Mrs. Elizabeth (Miller) Durst and the late Henry F. Durst. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Beulah (Hare) Durst; two sons, Melvin and Dwayne Durst, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne Umbel, Takoma Park; two brothers, Sylvan Durst, Anaheim, Calif., and Wayne Durst, here. He was a member of Grantsville Methodist Church and a past president of the Methodist Men of the church. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Emory McGraw and Rev. Frank Johnson will officiate and interment will be in New Germany Methodist Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 12, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011


DURST, Mrs. Della E. Broadwater

GRANTSVILLE — Mrs. Della E. Durst, 91, died Monday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born in New Germany, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Sarah (Duckworth) Broadwater, and was the widow of Marshall Durst. She was a member of St.Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Harold Durst, here; a sister, Miss Bertha Broadwater, Lonaconing; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. Mrs. Sadie Triplett will officiate and interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, May 11, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

DURST, Donald Warren 
 
Donald Warren Durst, 55, of Cowansville, died Thursday, November 25, 2004, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born April 24, 1949, in Meyersdale, he was the son of the late Lester and Colleen (Sowers) Durst. He was preceded in death by one brother, Aleck "Ken" Durst. Mr. Durst was a member of Springs Mennonite Church and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by one daughter, Nicole Durst, Meyersdale; and one sister, Kathy Durst, Grantsville, Md. At his request, his body was cremated. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2004 with the Rev. Steven Heatwole officiating. Military gravesite rites will be accorded by the American Legion, Post 214, Grantsville. Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville, was in charge of arrangements.

abt. Thursday, November 25, 2004; Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2013

 
DURST, Dora H. McKenzie

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Dora H. Durst, 85, daughter of the late Sadris and Annie (Chaney) McKenzie, died at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, yesterday. She was born at Avilton, May 4, 1881. Her husband was the late Charles Durst. Surviving are three sons, Raymond and Lawrence Durst, here, and Everett Durst, Frostburg; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Britt, Frostburg, and Mrs. Laura Wilhelm, Lonaconing; one sister, Mrs. Mary Cochran; Salisbury, Pa.; one brother, Raymond McKenzie, Lonaconing; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and five step-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Avilton, and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church. Interment will be in New Germany Cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland  Evening Times, September 22, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2011

 
DURST, Douglas M.
 
Douglas M. Durst, 63, of 72 Manor Drive in Hagerstown, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. Born April 15, 1942, in Keyser, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lester F. Durst and Bessie L. Houdersheldt Durst. He attended Elk Garden (W.Va.) High School. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lorraine B. Mills Durst; one son, Christopher M. Durst of Pasadena, Md.; three sisters, Laura-Bell Markel of Akron, Ohio, and Carol Kline and Betty Mellott, both of Hagerstown; two brothers, James Durst of Greencastle, Pa., and Wendell Durst of Hagerstown; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Burker, and two brothers, Lester Durst and John Durst. Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, Flintstone, Md. Arrangements are by Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown.
The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown, Maryland, July 15, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

 
DURST, Dewey G.

HOPWOOD, Pa. — Dewey G. Durst, 67, died Friday at Uniontown Hospital. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late George and Lulu (Fauzy) Durst and was a retired Pennsylvania State Roads Commission employe. He was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church, Uniontown. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anne (Chaney) Durst; three sons, Darrell and Roy Durst, both of here; and James Durst, Uniontown; three daughters, Mrs. Veda Edwards, Nottingham, Pa.; Mrs. Norma Jalas, Newberry, Ohio, and Mrs. Jane Kraynak, Uniontown; three brothers, Howard Durst, Cumberland; James Durst, Frostburg and Lee Durst, Bonifay, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Moore, Baltimore; Mrs. Virlen Stevens, Frostburg, and Mrs. Rosella Tomlinson, Frostburg, and 17 grandchildren. The body is at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Uniontown where services will be held today.
The Cumberland News, February 5, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

DURST, Edison Richard
 
Edison Richard “Dick” Durst, 55, of National Pike, Grantsville, MD, died Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born November 5, 1950 in Meyersdale, PA, he is the son of Lula (Bittinger) Durst, Accident, and the late Edison Durst. Mr. Durst worked in construction as a drywall hanger. Mr. Durst is survived by his wife, Carolyn Marie (DeWitt) Durst, one daughter, Mary Ann Rinker and husband Dave, Accident; seven brothers, Dennis Durst, Hagerstown; Wayne Durst and Neil Durst, both of Accident; Mitch Durst, Frederick; Roger Durst, Grantsville; Merle Durst, Meyersdale; Gary Durst, Jefferson; three sisters, Donna House, Ravenna, Ohio; Judy Stanton, Accident; Sue Peck, Garrett, PA; one granddaughter, Cherie Rinker; 21 nieces and 23 great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at Jennings Church of God at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Brown and Rev. George Plants officiating.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006, Newman Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

DURST, Elisha B.
 
Grantsville, Md., Sept. 12 – Elisha B. Durst, 68, died Thursday night (September 10) at his home here. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Durst and was born at New Germany, Md. As a boy he helped on his father’s farm in New Germany, until at the age of 27 years he married Miss Lucendia (sic:Lucinda) Figgie of Grantsville and moved here. He was the lst of his family. Surviving are his widow and children, Mrs. Stanley Anderson, Universal, Pa., Harry C., Henry and William S. Durst, Grantsville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the Reformed church by Rev. C. L. Bash.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 12, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

DURST, Mrs. Elizabeth George
 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Bessie) Mackey Durst, 77, of 304 Cumberland Street, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Alstetter, Baltimore Pike. She had been in failing health ten years. A native of Lonaconing, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Stevenson) George. Besides her daughter, she is survived by her husband, George L. Durst; two other daughters, Mrs. Charles F. Strong, Bedford Road, and Mrs. Joseph L. Snyder Jr., Bowling Green, and one grandchild. She was a member of the Centre Street United Methodist Church, the WSCS and the Mary Martha Bible Class of the church. The body is in the Hafer Baltimore Avenue Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Owen E. Osborne, pastor of the Centre Street church. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland News, October 1, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 5, 2013


DURST, Ellis
 
GRANTSVILLE - Ellis Durst, 56, of here, died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg, where he had been a patient for two days. Mr. Durst was born in New Germany, a son of Marshall and Delia (Broadwater) Durst, and was a member of Grantsville Methodist Church. Surviving are his widow Regina (Warne) Durst; one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Stewart, Grantsville; one brother, Harold Durst, Grantsville, and one grandchild. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Frank Johnson, pastor of the Grantsville Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 1, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014


DURST, Elmer Clyde

GRANTSVILLE - Elmer Clyde Durst, 56, died in Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, yesterday. Born in Grantsville, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Asa Durst. Surviving are a son, Bruce Durst, Frostburg; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian Snoeberger, Cresaptown; two brothers, Sherman, Lonaconing, and Wilbert Durst, Grantsville; five sisters, Mrs. Nellie Harden, Morantown;Mrs. Elsie Bach, Mrs. Stella Layman and Mrs. Ethel Cutter, all of Grantsville, and Mrs. Mabel Harden, Midland, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Rev Harold McClay. Burial will be in Spring Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, January 31, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 23, 2012


DURST, Mrs. Eulah E. Hare

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Eulah E. Durst, 59, died yesterday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. A native of Jennings, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Martha (Bowers) Hare, and was the widow of Dallas Durst. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Melvin Durst, here, and Duane Durst, Boynton, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Joanne Umbel, Friendsville; a brother, Karl Hare, here; a sister. Mrs. Martha Fazenbaker, Meyersdale, and two grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7until 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Monday at 1 p.m. George Sutton will officiate, and interment will be in New Germany United Methodist Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 12, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011

 
DURST, Mrs. Florence Estelle Wensel
 
OAKLAND — Mrs. Florence Estelle Durst, 77, of 621 East Oak Street, died suddenly at her home yesterday morning. Born in Oakland, she was a daughter of. the late Mose and Valinda (Bell) Wensel. Her husband, Earl C. Durst preceded her in death. She was a lifetime member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church. She is survived by a son, Earl Durst, of Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Ada Orndorff, Oakland, and two brothers, Oliver S. Wensel, Long Beach, Cal., and Floyd L. Wensel, Oakland. The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted tomorrow in the funeral home at 2 p. m. with the Rev. W. Ernest Fox officiating. Interment will be Oakland Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 5, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

 
DURST, Floyd H.

GRANTSVILLE — Floyd H. Durst, 80, died yesterday at Miners Hospital, Frostburg. Born in Garrett County, he was a son of the late William H. and Georgia (Custer) Durst. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Surviving are his widow, Edna (Long) Durst; a son, John W. Durst; a stepson, Harry J. Murray, and a sister, Mrs. Sydney Setzer, all of here; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Christ with Rev. Larry Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the church memorial fund.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 14, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

DURST, Forest Stanley
 
Forest Stanley Durst was born Oct. 17, 1892 and died April 11, 1898. Forest choked to death and died almost instantly. He was the son of W. F. and Alice Durst of New Germany. It is a hard stroke on the afflicted parents. He was a child of much promise, but God has plucked the bud and transplanted it in the garden of Paradise. The same hand that gathered the flower can “soothe the sorrow and ease the pain” of the bereaved ones. The funeral took place at Mt. Beulah conjointly with that of Mrs. Crowe, who died a few hours later, both caskets being in the church at the same time. The scene was a sad one. Their bodies were laid to rest in the Mt. Beulah cemetery to await the resurrection. The funeral services were attended by a large congregation of sympathizing relatives and friends and was conducted by the writer. composed by Rev. E. P. Idleman
[found on the Find a Grave memorial #1156875441, no date of publication;
parents are William Francis Durst and Mary Alice Barncord]
abt. April 11, 1898
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014 

DURST, Mrs. Frances Jean Resh
 
GRANTSVILLE - Frances Jean Durst, 63, of 308 Hare Hollow Road, Grantsville, died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at her residence. Born April 24, 1934, in Cumberland, she was a daughter of Alice (Dawson) Resh, Cumberland, and the late Paul Resh. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Vernon Durst, in l982; a son, David Durst; a granddaughter, Amy Durst; and her twin sister, Freda Resh. Mrs. Durst was a member of Jennings United Methodist Church. She was a volunteer at the Highland Thrift Shop, and was a volunteer cook for Jennings Senior Citizens and Jennings Head Start. Surviving in addition to her mother, are three sons, Daniel Durst and William Durst, both of Grantsville, and James Durst, Accident; a daughter, Nancy Frantz, Grantsville; a brother, Daniel Resh, Grantsville; two sisters, Shirley Yommer and Judy Stanton, both of Grantsville; seven grandchildren, David Durst, Michael Durst, Jerri Frantz, April Frantz, Timothy Durst, Alexander Durst, and Corey Durst; and a great-grandson, Logan Durst. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Williams and the Rev. Tim Fetterly officiating. Interment will be in the Bittinger Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the nephews of Mrs. Durst.
Cumberland Times-News, June 5, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014

 
 
DURST, George

Frostburg, March 8 - George Durst, 16, son of Mrs. Lulu and the late George Durst, dropped dead yesterday, 2:30 p.m. in front of the post office. After collapsing on Main street, the boy was taken to Miners' Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Death was attributed to a heart attack by Dr. Linne Corson, deputy state medical examiner. Young Durst had quit Beall High School last year, as a freshman. He had been employed at odd jobs in the city. Besides his mother, he leaves three sisters and five brothers. The body was taken to the family home where friends and relatives will be received.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 8, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012

 

DURST, George A.

George A. Durst, 70, of Somerset, died Feb. 24, 1994, at his home. Born April 20, 1923, in Somerset, son of the late Milton and Cora Durst. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Joan (Christner) Durst; one son, Keith M. Durst and Barb, Friedens; 2 daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Daub (Debbie) Somerset; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Griffith (Tracy) Somerset; one grandchild, Christopher Durst; 6 brothers: John Durst, Somerset; Lee Durst, Ohio; Abram Durst, Johnstown; Frank Durst, Ohio; Clark Durst, Somerset; Henry Durst, Massachusetts; 2 sisters: Bessie Beam, Somerset, and Louise Spangler, Ohio, and one brother-in-law, Dave Christner, California. He was predeceased in death by one sister, Alice Houpt, Somerset, and one brother, William Durst, Somerset. Member of the First Christian Church. World War II veteran. A life member of VFW Post 554. No public service will be held at George's request. A small family service will be held at Somerset County Memorial Park to be conducted by Rev. William Sleasman. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to American Cancer Society.
Somerset Daily American, February 25, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 2, 2017

 
DURST, George J.

SPRINGS, Pa. — George J. Durst, 74, of Fort Hill, died Saturday in Meyersdale Community Hospital after a long illness. Born in Somerset County, he was a son of the late Edward and Charlotte (Cramer) Durst. Surviving are his widow, Sarah E. (Turney) Durst; a son, Glenn Durst, Fort Hill; two daughters, Mrs. Garna Niner, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Viola Meyers, Berlin; two brothers, Russell 0. Durst, Midland, Md., and Claude R. Durst, Chesterland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Durst, Midland; 11 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Listenburg by Rev. Lester Rudisill. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, and will be taken to the church at 1 p. m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 6, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

DURST, George L.
 
George L. Durst, 91, formerly of 304 Cumberland Street, died Thursday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He had been in ill health the past year. Mr. Durst was the son of the late Augusta Durst and Nancy Ellen (McKenzie) Durst. His wife, Elizabeth (George) Durst, died in 1968. Mr. Durst was a retired employee of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company and was a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert C. Altstetler, Baltimore Pike; Mrs. Charles F. Strong, Bedford Road; Mrs. Joseph Snyder, Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., and two grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, LaVale. Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. tomorrow by the Rev. Jacquelyn Schroeder. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times [date of death was August 9, 1979]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2013


DURST, Mrs. Georgianna Custer 
 
Grantsville, Md., Aug. 5 — Funeral services for Mrs. Georgianna Custer Durst, 78, who died Tuesday afternoon after a short illness, were held Saturday afternoon from the New Germany Reformed Church. Rev. Mr. Wright, pastor, officiated. She was the wife of William H. Durst, and had spent many years in this community. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia Custer. Her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Sydney Setzer, with whom she resided, two sons, Floyd and Lee, both of Grantsville; three sisters, Mrs. Joel Kinsinger, Casselman; Mrs. Lewis Durst, Jennings, and Mrs. Edw. Humbertson, St. Paul, Pa., and four grandchildren survive. Burial was in the New Germany cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 6, 1933
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014


DURST, Gordon
 
Gordon Durst, 58, postmaster at Barton, Md., was killed in an automobile accident in the Cumberland area yesterday. Durst was instantly killed when his head was crushed as his car crashed head-on into the car of W. R. Shindledaker. 2315 Third Avenue, Altoona. Pa., on a curve on the Horseshoe Trail five miles southeast of Bedford. Mr. Durst was enroute to his home in Barton, according to Sergeant F. G. McCartney of the Pennsylvania State Highway Patrol, and the other car was bound in the opposite direction. The car was demolished. Mr. Shindledaker suffered bruises about the body and his wife, 50, lacerations of the head. She was taken to the Timmins Hospital in Bedford. Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman, both 58, of 218 Sixth Avenue, Altoona, Pa., also passengers in the car, were also taken to Timmons Hospital, suffering from lacerations about the head. Mrs. Hoffman was also injured about the neck. Mrs. Anne E. Jones, 81, of the same address, mother of Mrs. Hoffman, suffered a scalp wound and shock. She is also in Timmins Hospital. Mrs. Mary Meek, a sister-in-law of Mr. Durst, suffered contusion of the head, neck, leg and arm and is at her home in Barton under the care of Dr. S. A. Boucher, who said this morning that while she will be confined to her bed for probably two weeks, her recovery is anticipated. Miss Semilda Durst, a sister, was also slightly injured, suffering cuts about the face, while Miss Edna Durst, this city, also a sister, was unhurt. Mrs. Meek told Donald Wilson, a nephew, that Mr. Durst was traveling from 20 to 26 miles per hour and was on the extreme right of the road when the accident occurred. Sergeant McCartney is reported to have said that the Durst car was slightly to the left of the center of the road. Mr. Durst's body was removed to Barton where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church. The Rev. McIntosh Eckard will officiate. Allegany Lodge No. 157, A. F. and A. M., and Monterey Lodge, K. of P., will probably be in charge. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery with Boal Mortuary in charge. Mr. Durst was a native of Barton, the son of Alfred and Philadelphia Magruder, and was born March 4, 1871. For the last two years he was postmaster there, having been named the successor of Miss Helen Longridge. He was a citizen of high standing and was prominently identified with the fraternal organizations of Barton. Mr. Durst was Worshipful Master of Allegany Lodge 157, of Barton, being elected for the third term by that body, in which he has been a member for the past 26 years. He was also prominent in the Knights of Pythias, as well as being superintendent for the past four years of the Presbyterian Sunday school. He is survived by two children: Alphius Durst, Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. Isabelle Phillips, of Keyser; two sisters, Miss Simelda Durst, Barton, and Miss Edna Durst, Cumberland; and one brother, Windom Durst, a salesman for the W. F. Frederick Piano Company. Mrs. Alice Cross is acting postmistress.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Monday, August 5, 1929
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

DURST, Gurnie
 
WESTERNPORT – Gurnie Durst, 71, of here, died yesterday in the Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland, where he had been a patient two weeks. Born in New Germany, a son of the late William F. and Mary A. (Barncord) Durst, he had resided here 10 years. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Burrell Poland, Luke, and Mrs. Frank Stephens, Westernport; and three brothers, Russell Durst, Mt. Lake Park, and Cecil and John Durst, both of Akron. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. L. E. Crowson, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church, Piedmont. Burial will be in Philos Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, November 22, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

DURST, Mrs. Gwendolyn Davis
 
[Gwendolyn D. Durst, 54, of 54 Broadway, Frostburg, died Friday in Miners Hospital.]* She had been in failing health the past year. Born in Bordon Shaft, she was a daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Johnson) Davis. She was a member of First Methodist Church. She is survived by her widower John L. Durst; five sisters, Mrs. John Buchanan, Keyser; Miss Ethelyn Davis, Mrs. William Saylor, Frostburg; Mrs. Russell Carder and Mrs. Leo McNeil, Borden Shaft; and one brother, William Davis, Frostburg. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Harold Wright officiating. Pallbearers will be John Dillon, George Hale, Albert Stoops, William H. Rayburn, Jack Hanson, and Frank Keene. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. [the section in brackets is from the funeral reminder, not the original obituary, which was missing from the newspaper]
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 28, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 19, 2013

DURST, Mrs. H. Elizabeth Miller

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. H. Elizabeth Durst, 86, of here, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born at New Germany, she was a daughter of the late George G. and Margaret (Crowe) Miller and was the widow of Henry F. Durst. Mrs. Durst was a member of Grantsville Unnited Methodist Church and the WSCS. Surviving are two sons, Sylvan Durst, Indio, Calif., and Wayne Durst, of here; two brothers, Harry Q. Durst, of here, and George G. Durst, Keyser; a sister, Mrs. Dessie Layman, of here; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p. m. at Grantsville United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Lovejoy. Burial will be in New Germany Methodist Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Grantsville Methodist Church Building Fund.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 23, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 17, 2012

 

DURST, Harrison

Grantsville, Md., Dec. 15— Funeral services for Harrison Durst, 19, who died Sunday midnight at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, were conducted yesterday morning from the Springs Mennonite Church by Rev. Roy Otto. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Durst, near here, and several brothers and sisters.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 15, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011

 
DURST, Harry

JENNINGS — Harry Durst, 68, of here, died last night at his home, several hours after making a regular visit to a physician. He had been in failing health for some time. A son of the late Henry and Barbara (Hare) Durst, he was a native of Jennings. He was born March 4, 1893. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ethel (Platter) Durst; three sons, Garland, Clark, and Carl Durst, all of here; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Beitzel, Mrs. Imogene Resh, Mrs. Beulah Glotfelty and Miss Wanda Durst, all of Jennings; three sisters, Mrs. Katie Broadwater, Mrs. Delia Fazenbaker, and Mrs. Anna Bittinger; 23 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Durst was a member of the Methodist Church here, where services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a. m. by Rev. Emory McGraw. Burial will be in Bittinger Cemetery. Mr. Durst was a member of Grantsville Post 214, American Legion. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 28, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011


DURST, Harry C.

GRANTSVILLE — Harry C. Durst, 57, died suddenly Sunday morning at his home. Born in Grantsville he was a son of the late Elisha and Lucinda (Figgy) Durst. Mr. Durst was employed at Casselman Motor Company since 1927 and drove a school bus for the company the past 36 years. He was a member of Jennings Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Margaret (Bittinger) Durst; two daughters, Karen and Geni Durst, at home; two brothers, Henry L. Durst, here, and William S. Durst, Garrett, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Edna Anderson, Largo, Fla., and two grandchildren. The body is at the residence. A service will be conducted there Thursday at 2 p. m. by Rev. Emory McGraw. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 30, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DURST, Harry Oscar
 
OAKLAND, April 19 — Harry Oscar Durst, 68, died suddenly Thursday of a heart attack, at his home on Cherry Creek road, three miles south of Oakland. He had been engaged in farming a number of years. He was a son of the late James Madison and Nancy (Daniels) Durst and was born at New Germany, August 28, 1878. He was a member of the Methodist church at Oakland. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Daisy (White) Durst, and four children, Floyd L. Durst and Miss Wilda Durst, at home; Roy O. Durst, Manassas, Va.; Miss Annie Nancy Durst, Baltimore; also a brother, Ross Compton Durst, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon from the Bolden Funeral Home, with Dr. Denver C. Pickens, Methodist minister, in charge. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, April 19, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 1, 2014

DURST, Harvey
 
GRANTSVILLE — Harvey Durst, 91, son of the late William and Ellen (Mimmie) Durst, died Saturday at the home of a son, Herman Durst, Grantsville. Also surviving are another son, Jerry Durst, Grantsville; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Bittinger, Grantsville; three grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Laughlin Church of the Brethren. The body will be at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p. m. and from 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home today at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Joseph Lewis and Rev. William Ferguson. Interment will be Durst Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, April 26, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 19, 2013

 

DURST, Mrs. Hattie Preston
 
Frostburg, Md., March 8 – Mrs. Hattie Durst, aged 63 years, wife of D. H. Durst, 24 South Water street, who died yesterday morning, will be buried tomorrow afternoon in the Allegany Cemetery. Funeral services will be held from the home at 2:30 o’clock. Rev. Paul A. Welfley, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Mrs. Durst is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. F. Johns, and one brother, William C. Preston, this city; her husband and four children, Miss Daisy and Frank Durst, Pittsburgh, and Miss Hazel and Grant Durst, of this city. Mrs. Durst had been in ill health for several weeks past with a complication of diseases.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 8, 1928
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

 
DURST, Mrs. Helen Florence Housel

Grantsville, Jan. 22 - Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Florence Durst, wife of William S. Durst, who died Sunday in Hilda McGilvery Hospital in Meyersdale, Pa., where she underwent a major operation last Wednesday, will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Housel, of Keystone Street, Meyersdale. Burial will be in Meyersdale cemetery. Born in Meyersdale, Mrs. Durst resided in Grantsville for two years before moving to the home of her parents when her husband was called into the Army. She married Mr. Durst, son of Lucinda Durst of Grantsville and the late Elisha B. Durst on November 27, 1941, in St. John's Reform Church, here. Surviving besides her husband and parents are a brother, Harold Housel, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Austin, both of Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 22, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 
DURST, Henry F.

GRANTSVILLE — Henry F. Durst, 83, died Thursday evening in the Cuppett Nursing Home in Oakland where, he had been a patient two years. Born in New Germany on April 22, 1880, he was a son of the late Augustus and Nancy (McKenzie) Durst. Besides his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Miller) Durst, he is survived by three sons, Sylvan Durst, California, Dallas and Wayne Durst, both of Grantsville; three brothers, George Durst, Cumberland; Delbert and Marshall Durst, both of Grantsville, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Durst was a life-long member of the Grantsville Methodist Church where a service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. EST with Rev. Emory McGraw officiating. Interment will be in the New Germany Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harold, Gideon, Glenn, Paul, William and Melvin Durst. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home and will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 12, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 5, 2011

DURST, Henry L.

GRANTSVILLE- Henry L. Durst, 61, died Tuesday in Meyersdale (Pa.) Community Hospital. Mr. Durst had been a member of the Grantsvile Volunteer Fire Company since 1927 and served as fire chief for over 30 years. He was a member of the United Church of Christ. In 1956, he was named "Man of the Year" by the Rotary Club and was also a member of WOW. A native of Grantsville, he was a son of the late Elisha and Lucinda (Figgi) Durst. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eveline (Fazenbaker) Durst; a brother, William S. Durst, Garrett, Pa.; and a sister, Mrs. Edna Anderson, Largo, Fla. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. V. R. Gillum and Rev. Samuel Lobach officiating. Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the United Church of Christ Building Fund.
The Cumberland News, October 22, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 10, 2011


DURST, Homer F.

Salisbury, Pa., March 30 - Homer F. Durst, aged 35, died Saturday at his home in Elk Lick Township, where he had been ill for three months. Mr. Durst was a son of Charles and Margaret (Yommer) Durst and was born in Somerset county. Surviving are his parents, his widow, Mrs. Mabel Durst, and three children, Robert, Helen, Luke and Joan Durst, all at home. He was a brother of Mrs. Lester Opel of Salisbury. Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon in the Salisbury Lutheran Church by Rev. S. D. Sigler. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 30, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 31, 2012

 
DURST, Howard William
 
Cumberland - Howard William Durst, 90, of 12007 Bedford Road, NE, Cumberland, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his residence. Born on April 19, 1910, in Avilton, he was the son of the late George Durst and Lula (Fauzey) Durst. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Mae (Brotemarkle) Durst. Mr. Durst was a retired employee of the Kelly Springfield Tire Company and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Henry Hart Post #1411 VFW and Zion United Methodist Church. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Virlen Stevens, Frostburg, Rosezella Tomlinson, Short Gap, W.Va., Hazel Moore, Frostburg; several nieces and nephews; some grand nieces and grand nephews; and a special grand niece, Lori Stevens of Frostburg. Friends will be received at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert E. Cook officiating. Interment will be in Zion Memorial Park. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times-News, September 17, 2000
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014


DURST, Mrs. Ida Mae, nee Durst

GRANTSVILLE - Mrs. Ida Mae Durst, 72, wife of Emanuel Durst, RT 4, Grantsville, died last night at her home. She had been in ill health for five years. A native of Grantsville, she was born in 1888, a daughter of the late William and Emma (Spiker) Durst. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Springs. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Charles and Lester Durst, both of Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. Melda Cochran and Mrs. Delores Sisler both of Grantsville, and Mrs. Merwin Graham, Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Alvin Bittinger, Berlin, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. George Fazenbaker, Accident, and three grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home here. The body will be taken to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for services at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 25, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012


DURST, Jack Edward

Jack Edward Durst, 66, of Hillside Dr., Middletown, VA and formerly of Romney, died Saturday, July 2, at the Winchester Medical Center, in Virginia. He was born December 18, 1927 in Preston County, a son of the late George W, and Nellie Agnes Beatty Durst. He retired as a corporal of the Romney detachment of the WV State Police having 24 years of service to the force. He attended the Romney First Baptist Church and served three years with the Army Air Corp during World War II and one year in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Association of State Troopers. He was a 1953 graduate of the WV State Police Academy. Surviving arc his wife, Pauline Snyder Durst; a son, Curtis Edward Durst, Keyser; and a daughter, Kaycee Durst
Lichliter, Middletown, two grandchildren and one step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, George W. Durst, Jr. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at the Browning Funeral Home with Rev. Allison Snyder officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Kingwood, with graveside rites by the WV State Police Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be retired State Troopers P.G. Kimbel, John Fulks.

Preston County Journal; Kingwood, WV; July 6, 1994
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 13, 2010

 
DURST, James Nelson
 
Frostburg, April 20 — Injured Monday afternoon on Finzel Road, Garrett County, in the collision of a truck and automobile, James Nelson Durst, 47, of 60 Broadway, succumbed last night in Miners' Hospital. Durst, son of J. J. Durst, Frostburg undertaker, and Mrs. Sally (Layman) Durst, sustained several head injuries when he was hurled from his truck when hit by a car reported to have been operated by Harold Jenkins of Grantsville. He had been in a critical condition since the accident and unconscious most of the time. It was reported by police that Durst, driving a truck containing funeral equipment, had driven ahead of the funeral party after services had been conducted for a Finzel resident. He drove off the highway to turn his truck around, and, according to officers, he was struck by Jenkins' car as he pulled back onto the highway. He was hurled from the truck.  A native of Frostburg, Mr. Durst was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church here. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Holiodore (Cross) Durst and three children, Mrs. Suzanne Godwin, Miss Andrea Durst and James C. Durst, all at home: three sisters, Mrs. William A. Gunter, Cumberland, Mrs. Benjamin Thomas and Miss Anna Durst, Frostburg, and two brothers, Joseph Durst, Frostburg, and Cpl. John L. Durst, serving in Germany. The body will remain at the home of the parents, East Main street, where services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p. m., with the Rev. Walter V. Simon, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Frostburg, officiating. Interment will be in Allegany cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, April 20, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 31, 2014

 

DURST, Jefferson T. 
 
A former Grantsville school bus driver suffered a heart attack yesterday while driving a car to Meyersdale, and died later in Meyersdale Community Hospital. The victim was Jefferson T. Durst, 63, of Negro Mountain, who operated a school bus in Grantsville until this year. Durst suffered the attack enroute to Meyersdale and another passenger, Elmer Schrock, took control of the auto avoiding a serious accident. A native of Accident, he was a son of the late George and Isabella Durst. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lettie (Platter) Durst; three sons, Edison L. Durst, Accident; Ralph Durst, Meyersdale, and Ernest Durst, Grantsville; a brother, William Durst, Grantsville; two sisters, Mrs. Cynthia Hetrick, and Mrs. Effie Beeman, both of Grantsville, and 17 grandchildren including Dennis Durst who was raised by the Dursts. Services will be conducted Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Loch Lynn Church with Rev. Ross Spiker, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, Accident, officiating. Interment will be in the Durst Cemetery, Negro Mountain. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 5, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

DURST, Sp.4 John Bernard

KEYSER - The body of Army Specialist 4 John Bernard Durst, 29, who was killed in the fighting in Vietnam May 31, has been returned to the Rogers Funeral Home where a service will be conducted Thursday. Sp. 4 Durst had resided in the Romney area but had moved to the Sunny Acre Trailer Court, RD 1, Ridgeley, shortly before going to Vietnam. Born in Keyser, he was the son of Bessie (Houdersheldt) Durst, Martinsburg, and the late Lester F. Durst. Besides his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Lester B. Durst, Martinsburg; James F. Durst, Hagerstown; Douglas Durst, Moundsville, and Wendell Durst, Herndon, Va., and three sisters, Mrs. Laura B. Markel, Akron, Ohio; Miss Virginia Durst, Hagerstown, and Mrs. Betty J. Hughes, Ridgeley. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Queens Point Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 16, 2012

 
DURST, John L.
 
John L. Durst, 63, of 55 Broadway, Frostburg, a member of the Durst Company, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital where he was admitted April 16. Mr. Durst, a member of the Durst Company, along with his brother Joseph R. Durst, operated the Durst Furniture Store, 2 East Main Street, and the Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue. Born in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Jonas J. and Sally Layman Durst. His first wife, Gwendolyn (Davis) Durst, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Tri-State Funeral Directors Association, BPO Elks Lodge 476, where he was a past Exalted Ruler, Farrady Post 27 American Legion, Old Rail Post 6205 VFW, Mt. Savage, and was a veteran of World War II. Also surviving are his widow, Iona (Coleman) Durst; two stepdaughters, Mrs. James Myers, Frostburg, and Mrs. Ronald LaRue, Clinton; a stepson, Russell Keister, Jr., Bethesda; three sisters, Mrs. Marion Gunter, Cumberland; Mrs. Eleanor Thomas, and Mrs. Anna Shuman, both of Frostburg, and a brother, Joseph R. Durst, Frostburg. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. Elks Lodge 470 will hold a memorial service at the funeral home tomorrow at 8 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland News, April 25, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 19, 2013

DURST, Jonas J.

FROSTBURG — Jonas J. Durst, 90, prominent in business circles here since he founded the Frostburg Furniture and Undertaking Company in 1904, died at 4 o'clock this morning in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, as the result of complicationsresulting from injuries sustained in a fall at his home on East Main Street here April 20. He was admitted to the hospital two days later. Mr. Durst was born in Garrett County August 24, 1857, a son of the late Jeremiah and Elizabeth Beachey Durst. His parents were pioneer residents of Garrett County. He came here in 1889 to work as a cabinet-maker for the late C. F. Nickel, and was married to Sally Wright Layman on December 28, 1892. Mr. Durst was a member of the council of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and one of the first members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in this city. Surviving are Mrs. Durst, two sons, Joseph R. and John L. Durst, both of Frostburg, and three daughters, Mrs. William A. Gunter, Cumberland; Mrs. Benjamin Thomas, and Miss Anna E. Durst, both of Frostburg. Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. The body is at the residence. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 22, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 24, 2011

 
DURST, Joseph Delbert 
 
Joseph Delbert Durst, 58, Grantsville, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at the Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville.  Born Feb. 21, 1942, in Frostburg, he was a son of the late Elmer C. and Gladys L. (Durst) Durst. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Myrna M. (Fisher) Durst, on April 12, 1979, and one brother, Thomas Durst.  He was a member of the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren and was a 1960 graduate of NorthernHigh School, Accident. He had been employed as a heavy equipment tire manager for Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Charleston, W.Va.  Survivors include one son, Joseph David Durst, Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Nancy Jo Fratz, Accident, and Jennifer Dawn Mullins, Clendenin, W.Va.; one brother, Dean Durst, Accident; two sisters, Patsy Pope, Springs, Pa., and Nancy Craig, Forest, Va.; and seven grandchildren.  Friends were received at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, where a service was conducted Monday, Feb. 28, with the Rev. Paul. H. Yoder officiating. Interment was in the Grantsville Cemetery.
abt. Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000; Maryland Obituary Service
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 20, 2013

 
DURST, Mrs. Josina R. Bucklew

Barton - Mrs. Josina R. Durst, 68, wife of Windom Durst, died Saturday night at her home here following an illness of five years. Mrs. Durst was born in Tunnelton, W. Va., a daughter of John E. R. Bucklew and the late Martha (Shaffer) Bucklew. She had resided here 52 years and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Frostburg. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Emanuel Bittner, Finzel; a brother, Sheridan Bucklew, Gilmore; and her stepmother, Mrs. John Bucklew, Barton. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home, Westernport, where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. by O. B. Gerhart. Interment will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Moscow. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 1, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 29, 2010

 


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