Margaret Helen Duran

Monday, January 19, 2015

MARGARET (MAGGIE) HELEN DURAN, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas since 1977, was born on June 02, 1923 in Ringwood Manor, New Jersey. She was a daughter of John and Gloria (de Palacin) McGee. Margaret passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the age of 91 years.

Maggie was a member of the St. Anne Catholic Church in Berryville. She worked as the manager of the St. Vincent De Paul thrift shop for many years. She was co-founder of the St. Anne Conference for the St. Vincent De Paul Society and was manager of the Martha Mary House for abused women. She received a Humanitarian Award from the Berryville Chamber of Commerce and a Community Service Award from the Eureka Springs and Berryville Masonic Lodges. She enjoyed sewing and painting in her spare time.

She is survived by one son, Stephen & wife Marja Duran of Green Forest, AR; grandchildren, Joy Gloria Duran of Lahti, Finland; Timothy Aarre Duran of Berryville, AR; several other family members and numerous friends.

On January 1, 1960 Margaret was united in marriage with Stephen Duran who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, John & Gloria McGee, son, John Duran, three sisters, Gloria McGee, Anita McGee Fischer, Mary McGee Williams, one brother, John McGee.

Funeral service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop, 1844 Hwy 62 W., Berryville, AR 72616 or St. Anne Catholic Church, 614 S. Main, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at