Esther Marlyene Durst, 82, of Grantsville, MD, died Monday, March 2, 2020, at Mon Health Medical Center, Morgantown, WV.
Born March 24, 1937, in Elk Lick Twp., PA, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Pearl (Johnston) Hetrick. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Marion Hetrick and Sandy Keener.
Mrs. Durst was a nursing assistant at Meyersdale Hospital and Beverly Healthcare. She was also employed at Grantsville Exxon Station and as secretary at Newman Funeral Home, Inc., Salisbury, PA. She was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bittinger, MD, the Salisbury American Legion Auxiliary and the Meyersdale Hospital Nursing Alumni.
She is survived by her husband, Harry Kenneth Durst; two daughters, Kay Perry, Accident, MD; Carol (Lynn) Newman, Grantsville; four brothers, Donald Hetrick and Charles “Chick” Hetrick, both of Palm Springs, CA; Larry Hetrick, Rockwood, PA; Floyd Hetrick, Meyersdale, PA; two sisters, Margie Bowman, Salisbury; Donna Duvall, Sykesville, MD; four grandsons, Jason (Amanda) Perry, Geoffrey (Katrina LeMense) Newman, Aaron Newman and Cameron Newman; two great-grandsons, Logan and Isaiah Perry; a great-granddaughter, Ava Jane, due in May; and two step-great-grandchildren, Noah Lipscomb and Aubrey Harteis.
Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Friday, March 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Ryan Heycock officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Grantsville Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 22 Maynardier Ridge Rd., Grantsville, MD 21536 or to the Bittinger Vol. Fire Dept., 176 Brenneman Rd., Bittinger, MD 21522.
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Emmanuel Lutheran Church
22 Maynardier Ridge Road, Bittinger MD 21522
Bittinger Vol. Fire Dept.
176 Brenneman Rd., Bittinger MD 21522