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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.

Service Information

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.

Durocher, Iva Lea's Guestbook

I love you Mom and miss you so much. We’re all taking care of Dad. I know you are still with us. My heart is so heavy.

Beth Fehrs

Mom you have always been our rock and our heart. You guided us in life and even now as we gather together with Dad we feel your arms around us and your love surrounding us all.

Mary Durocher

Robert, You and your family are in our prayers and we are praying that God holds you close in this time of sorrow. Please call if there is anything you need or that we can do for you. Deb & Randy

Deb Palmer

Though we often touched bases just once a year around Christmastime and though we'd only get together every now and then since I moved outside the US, you're one of those people who always brings a smile to my face whenever you enter my thoughts. God bless. Shannon

Shannon Glasgow

We have fond memories of Iva Lea and we will all hold those close to our hearts while we grieve over this loss along with her family and friends. She lived her life to the fullest and has created a legacy that will endure long into the future. We love you and will miss you until we meet again in the presence of God.

James Durocher & Family

My heart bleeds at the news of Iva Lea's passing. She always had a smile and a joyous outlook. What a hole she has left with so very many people. God give you peace at this sad, sad time.

Jim and Wilburta Arrowood

Thank you grandma for always being the steady center of our family. I feel so fortunate to have a part of your strong and beautiful spirit in me, and will never forget all our wonderful memories.

Allea Boylan

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