Thursday, March 2, 2006

Durward B. Utter, 95, of Purdy, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Cox-Monett Hospital.

He was born Jan. 12, 1911, in Grenola, Kan., to the late Leander Scott and Mary Emiline Witt Utter. He married Beulah B. Douthitt, and she preceded him in death. He was a retired truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers; and nine sisters.

Survivors include: one daughter, Pauline Edwards, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, Clifford Utter, of Marshalltown, Iowa, James Utter, of Ames, Iowa, and Leo Utter, of Purdy; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, followed by interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Butterfield.