Sara E. “Sally” Durbin, 74, of Taylorville, IL died at 7:10 pm Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

She was born November 15, 1940 in Taylorville the daughter of Edward A. “Red” and Pauline M. Stilts Bland. On August 1, 1959 she married David L. Durbin at St. Mary’s in Taylorville. He preceded her in death on December 2, 1970. Sally graduated from Taylorville High School in 1958. She worked at Liberty Mutual from 1958 until 1961. She then worked for the Taylorville School System from 1961 to 1964. She retired from the United States Post Office in 1999 after 21 years of service.

She enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, horseback riding, roping, playing cards with family and friends and especially loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children: Gregory A. Durbin and wife Teresa of Taylorville, Diana E. Smith and husband Dennis of Taylorville and Bonny E. Brown and the late Dr. Jeffrey Brown of Lewiston, Idaho; Sister: Judy A. White and husband Bill of Taylorville; Nephews: Jeff White of Springfield and the late Jimmy White of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Samantha R. Farris and companion Derek Weichert of Taylorville, Ashley N. Stone of Taylorville, Seth A. Durbin U.S.M.C. of Japan, Deni T.E. Smith of Taylorville, Kodi J. Smith of Taylorville, Shannon Smith of Morrisonville and Kelly Smith of Taylorville. There are 9 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, David E. Bland.

There will be a Memorial Gathering from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sunday, August 23 at McClure Funeral Home.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

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