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Theda Marguerite (McLaughlin) Duren

November 12, 2012

Theda Marguerite (McLaughlin) Duren, 86, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7. She was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to the late Homer McLaughlin and Marguerite (Day) McLaughlin.  She was a member of Parkview Methodist Church in Benton and retired from the Benton School District after working many years as a cafeteria cook.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lee Duren, and her brother, John McLaughlin. 
She is survived by her daughters, Margaret Compton and husband Bob of Hot Springs and Mary Lou Wilkins and husband Mike of Leesburg, Va.; five grandchildren, Pam Wood and husband Allen of Bryant, Brian Compton and wife Leigh of Little Rock, Todd Compton and wife Amber of Hot Springs, Kim Coughlin and husband Matt of Leesburg, Va., and Scott Wilkins and wife Melissa of Bentonville; 12 great-grandchildren, Jeff and Alex Wood, Zachery, Ava, and Aimsley Compton, Samantha Campbell, Lyndsay and Landon Wilkins, and Maleah Jones Wilkins, and Jake, Nick and Brett Coughlin; and other relatives and friends. 
Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Stephen G. Raines officiating.  Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Wilkins, Mike Wilkins, Bob Compton, Brian Compton, Todd Compton, and Allen Wood.
Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jones Cemetery in Amity.
Visitation is set from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospice House, 23157 I-30, Bryant, AR 72022. 
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard.

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