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Annabel “Annie” Durkin
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Annabel “Annie” Durkin, 89, of Atchison KS died on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at the Atchison Hospital surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am on Friday, Sept. 20th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Atchison, KS. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 19th, 2019 with visitation to follow until 8:00 pm at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to Mt. Vernon Cemetery and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at

Annabel J. Hooper was born on July 26, 1930 in Atchison KS, the daughter of Howard L. and Clara May (Cook) Hooper, Sr. She attended Franklin Grade School and Sacred Heart Grade School, before graduating from Atchison High School in 1947. Annie worked at Kansas Power & Light from 1947 until 1951 as a clerk and a member of the women’s company bowling team. After raising their four children she returned to work in 1971 and was employed at Ramsay’s Department Store and The Treasure Trove until 1975. Her favorite job was working as a clerk for the Atchison County Appraiser’s Office from 1975 to her retirement in 1995. She was a member of the Sacred Heart/ St. Joseph’s Parishes and member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. In her early years, she and her family enjoyed visiting her Uncle Ed Koch at his house in Empire, Colorado. She was the family historian, loved family trips to the Ozarks, boating, camping, taking pictures, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Annie was married to Robert W. “Bob” Durkin, Sr on June 5, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Church, Atchison KS. Mr. Durkin preceded her in death on June 27, 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Rich) Clem, Lancaster, KS, two sons, Stephen F. (Bobe) Durkin and Michael L. (Tammy) Durkin, and a daughter-in-law, Sue Durkin, all of Atchison, KS. 10 grandchildren; Kelli Durkin, Brett(Rebecca) Clem , Stefanie (Steven) Gardner, Jaime (Ryan) Swendson, Stevie (Nikki) Durkin, Sean (Kendra) Durkin, Cara (BJ) Speer, Heather (Brandon) Thummel, Chris Durkin and Will Durkin and 17 great grandchildren. Her parents, husband, son Robert W. “Bob” Durkin, Jr, sister, Joyce Hooper and brother, Howard Hooper II, preceded her in death.

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