Pastor Daren Clayton Durey, age 97 passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home in Fredericktown, Missouri. He was born on March 7, 1923 in Manchester, Iowa, a son of Floyd August and Cora Emily (Rolfe) Durey.
On June 17, 1967 he was united in marriage to Eva Marie Nihells, she survives in Fredericktown.
Other survivors include her children – Edie Gollings of California, Brenda (Scott) Foster of Indiana, Daren George (Karla) Durey of Michigan, Paulette Ashby of Illinois and Brenda Chuchawat of Illinois and Lisa (Paul) Brown of Fredericktown; one brother – George Durey of Michigan; one sister – Shirley Thrall of California; seventeen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Daren was a pastor for over seventy-five years, he preached his first service at a church in Iowa when he was sixteen years old and continued to pastor throughout his life; he enjoyed woodworking, nursing home ministry and singing; he was a member of Calvary Church in Fredericktown for eighteen years. Pastor Durey will be fondly remembered for his ministry, his love for singing and his sense of humor.
A memorial service may be planned for a later date.