Durocher, Iva Lea
Durocher, Iva Lea
March 19, 1932 — December 9, 2018
Iva Lea (McCullough) Durocher of Kearney, MO passed away on December 9, 2018 at the age of 86.
The eldest daughter of Ira Leslie and Thelma Mae (Bonham) McCullough, Iva Lea was born in Mondamin, Iowa on March 19, 1932. She grew up in farm country around King City, MO and graduated from King City High School in May, 1949. She moved to Kansas City, MO in 1952 where she met her future husband, Daniel J. Durocher. They were married at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on June 25, 1955. Iva Lea enjoyed employment at Farmland Industries, the City of Liberty, MO and retired from William Jewell College in 1990. She attended the University of MO at Kansas City and Maple Woods College.
Preceding Iva Lea in death are her parents; brother, Donald Keith McCullough; grandson, Jason Daniel Fehrs; and great-grandson, Benjaman Wyatt Downes. Surviving sisters are Ruby Mae (McCullough) Shaver (Everett) and Frances Marie (McCullough) Quinn (Edgar "Bud"); and sister-in-law (Donald's wife), Virginia McCullough.
Her greatest joy was her family: daughters, Beth Ann (Durocher) Fehrs (William), Mary Lea Durocher; sons, Robert Daniel Durocher (Rita), Richard Abott Durocher (Michael Pethan) and Paul Allen Durocher (Theresa); eleven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Iva Lea will be greatly missed by her family and friends whom she cherished. She will forever be the heart of our family home.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Saturday, December 15, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to The Alzheimer's Association.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 am, on Saturday, December 15, at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery.