Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. — Janet Durbin, 78, of Hot Springs Village passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at home surrounded by her family. Janet was born Jan. 11, 1935, to Raymond and Gertrude (Mason) Rust in Bloomfield, N.J.
A competitive tennis player and member of the HSV Tennis Association, a devout Christian and member of Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church, she was an accomplished bird spotter and Audubon member. She loved the Lord, family and friends, enjoying time with them at her Michigan and Arkansas lake homes. Her kindness and generosity were always evident and on display by her avid volunteer support in so many community causes.
Janet is survived by her husband of 35 years, Willard Durbin; two children, Keith (Patricia) Kopriva of Interlochen, and Cynthia (Frank III) Rydquist of Rochester, Mich.; four step-children: Willard (Karen) Durbin of Algonac, Mich., Kimberly (Joe) Roddy of Alfpharetta, Ga., Lynn Cohen of Fife Lake, and Claire (Eric) Mathieson of Rochester, Mich.; four grandchildren, Sara and Kevin Kopriva, Frank IV, and Brad Rydquist; seven step-grandchildren: Michael and Jeremy Pavelek, Emily and Lauren Mathieson, Jess, Emory and Carlton Durbin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband of 15 years, Louis F. Kopriva; one brother, Charles Leissler; and one granddaughter Amy Raye Rydquist.
Memorial Service will at 2 p.m. on April 2, at Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Bill Bailey officiating. A summer Memorial Service will be held in Interlochen at a later date.
Contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital will be gratefully appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to CedarVale Funeral Home. Guests may register at www.cedarvalefuneralhome.com.