Mary Rose (Hagan) Durbin

Passed away on July 11, 2020 at the Heartford House under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky, after a short illness. Mary was born on March 19, 1923 to William Gibson Hagan and Olivia Catherine Strobel.

On Aug 28, 1945 she married Otho Durbin. Mary worked at General Electric for 30 years while raising a family of six children. In 1953 her and Otho moved to a house on Old Lyddane Bridge Road where she lived with her family till 2019 when she moved to Heritage Place. Mary had many pursuits that included raising a large garden from which she canned lots of vegetables for the family to eat. She also loved to raise flowers and was often in the garden and the flower beds after returning home from work. It was her way of relaxing after a hard day at work. She often commented that there was nothing like whacking some weeds to release tension. When she got into her 80’s, she had to get the kids to help with the flowers.

In her 60-70’s, she took up cross stitch and quilt making to fill her time. She made 35 quilts over the years giving some to her kids for Christmas presents.

Mary was a member of St. Martin’s Parish at Rome for all the years that she lived on Old Lydanne Bridge Road.

She loved to be visited by all the kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great-great grandkids. She enjoyed playing card games and winning. There was many a contested card game at the house when people came to visit. In the 1980s, she made a few trips out west visiting places like Yellowstone Park in Wyoming, Glacier Park in Montana and several of the canyon parks of Utah. She liked to talk about getting to see that part of the country.

Mary enjoyed her time at Heritage Place even though she would have liked to stay in her home but at 96 decided she should probably not live by herself anymore. Bingo, Flippo and other games helped to pass the time along with the other social activities at Heritage. She especially liked winning quarters playing Flippo.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents and 3 siblings (Also her husband’s siblings). She is survived by her six kids, Jim Durbin (Joyce) of Marion, Ia., Bob Durbin (Patty) of Lewisport, Bill Durbin (Billie) of Hawesville, Leon Durbin (Shirley) of Hartford, Charlotte Hall (Randy) of Owensboro and Mary Jo Stinnett of Owensboro. Mary had 33 grandkids including spouses ( Anita Westphal (Jeff), James O Durbin II (Aimee), Allison Keene, Kathlean Dean (David), Beth Payne (David), Jeff Durbin (Cassandra), Mike Durbin (Heather), Tommy Durbin (Debbie), Lee Durbin (Kim), Kristy Yeckering (Eric), Tonya Curtis (Wes), Kevin Hall (Amber), Beth Wilson (Chris), Mandy Stinnett, and TJ Stinnett (Megan), 50 great grandkids, and 4 great great grandkids.

Mary Rose, you will always be the perfume in the Garden of Life.

The family wants to thank everyone at Heartford House for the compassionate care and for helping to make her passing easier for the family.

A private service will be held for the immediate family at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory. A walk-through visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at the funeral home. All those who wish to honor and remember Mary Rose (Hagan) Durbin in person at the visitation is encouraged to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Martin’s Parrish at Rome, 5856 KY-81, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301; or to Heartford House Hospice, 3419 Wathen’s Crossing, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Durbin. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mary Rose (Hagan) Durbin and sign her virtual guest book by going to


Visitation: July 15, 2020 10:00 am - July 15, 2020 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. I’m sorry for your loss Leon. My prayers are with your family. With deepest sympathy, Debbie Head

  2. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Rose. She was a beautiful soul and will truly be missed. We always loved visiting her and Uncle Otho and hearing the stories of their wonderful life together. Much love and prayers to all the family.

  3. Sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for you and your family.
    Love you all,
    Kim, Eddie and family

  4. Remembering Mrs. Durbin and what a sweet, kind lady she was. Thinking of you, her precious children and grandchildren. Prayers and thoughts for each, especially my former students.

    Mrs. Janet Magan

  5. Sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Rose. She will be missed by everyone. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Donnie & Pat Hagan

  6. Charlotte and family I pray the Lord will ease the sorrow you are feeling. Mamaw Durbin was wonderful to me and my family. I still think of Papaw Durbin and miss him and remember he and Mamaw for being so kind. Please accept my condolences .

    Barbara Cox

  7. Mary Jo and family, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. We sure enjoyed the cookouts with her and your dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.
    George, Debi & Kevin

  8. Sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with all of you.

    Jerry Kasey, Alice, Anthony, Dawn, Tommy, and family

  9. Mary Jo, Beth and family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your lovely Mamaw. I have such sweet memories of this loving woman. It was evident to all that met her that she had so much pride in her family. Her kind demeanor and Christian values live on in all of you. I hope that you find comfort during this difficult time.

  10. Kristy, Eric and family, I am so sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing. May you find comfort knowing she is in her Heavenly home now. May God bless and watch over you and your family during this difficult time. Praying for you all.

    Kathy and Bobby Spicer

  11. Durbin family, from Leo and Mary Hagan. We are so sorry for your loss, it is a hard one to lose your mom under any circumstances. I am sorry that we cannot share our condolences of your wonderful, loving mother at the funeral home but Leo is in Hospice Care at home and due to the rise of C-19 this week I cannot go anywhere safely. Please know your family is in our prayers daily.

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