Kathryn Durdel Suffers r £* Fatal Accident in Toledo
One of the severest shocks this community has experienced in a long: time came Tuesday morning when word was received here that Miss Kathryn Durdel, 22, of this place had been struck by an auto¬ mobile in Toledo about 7 o'clock A. MM andinstantly killed. The accident happened on Cherry street near Flower hospital, where jMiss Durdel was a professional I nurse in surgery. She was on I her way to the hospital to begin J her daj's work, and had stepped jinta the street in front of a park¬ ed car which obstructed her view ^of an approaching car and the driver's view of her. The body was carried into the hospital where attendants attributed her death to a fracture of the skull.
Last rites were held at her par- j ental home and at Trinity Metho¬ dist church,this(Thursday) after¬ noon, with her pastor, Rev, Di¬ bert, .officiating; the Sabroske-���Myers funeral service in charge and interment in Clay cemetery near her home. The church aud¬ itorium, large Sunday school room and coiridor were filled to capacity, while the wonderful profusion of floral tributes massed about the altar altogether evidenc¬ ed the high esteem in which the I deceased was held. Among the | many from Toledo and elsewhere I who attended the rites was a I group of associate nurses in uni- ! form who saner, with Mrs. E< H. Meyer, church organist,!" at the console.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Durdel, Miss Kathryn was born in Elmore December 5, 1916. She was graduated from Harris-Elmore high school at 17, and boys of her class were pall¬ bearers. Soon after, she entered Flower hospital Nurses' Training j School, from which she was grad- I uated with high honor, having bestowed upon her the Florence Nightengale lamp pin. After graduation she took her finishing work in a Columbus hospital and later was engaged in a children's hospital there. Some months ago she returned to Flower and had advanced into the surgery de¬ partment. She was a beautiful character, possessed of a pleas¬ ing personality and kindly, win¬ some manner that endeared her to all who knew her; and her un¬ timely passing is deeply deplored by all with whom she was asso¬ ciated.
Surviving are her bereaved parents, three brothers: Ray¬ mond, Clifford and Keith; two sisters, Mildred and Eleanor, and a large number Gather xejjttive?
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