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Patti was born Aug. 18, 1949, in Woodward, Okla., to Harold and Violet (Charmasson) Coombes.
Patti was a resident of Springfield, Mo. She grew up in Ava, Mo.
On June 30, 1966, Patti and Ronald “Ronny” Dean Durham were united in marriage in Waynesville, Mo., and to this union three children were born. He preceded her in death.
On May 12, 2007, Patti and Cecil Culbreth were united in marriage in Springfield, Mo.
She was a woman of God and a member of Evangel Temple Christian Center in Springfield. She worked as coordinator of His Story Ministries. Patti had a passion for ministry and mentoring other women. She was the national coordinator for Women’s Prayer Force.
Patti loved and adored her family. She delighted in being “Grammie.” She had a servant’s heart and the gift of hospitality.
Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Harold H. Coombes, Violet “Vi” and Bob Woods; her husband, Ronny Durham; a brother, Jim Coombes; and a sister, Sonya Kay Hesterly.
Patti is survived by her husband, Cecil Culbreth; three children and their spouses, Robert “Robby” and Sandy Durham, Nixa, Mo., Jerry and Kim Durham, Tampa, Fla., and Angela and Todd Hughes, Springfield, Mo.; three stepchildren and their spouses, Laura and Todd Burrow, Sherwood, Ark., Suzanne Bryan King, Cabot, Ark., and Wayne and Michelle Culbreth, Cordova, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, Brandon, Kyanni, Micah, Austyn, Samantha, Jordyn, Tanner, T.J., Lukas, Austin, Madeline, Eli and Bentley; a sister, Brenda Coombes Garrett and husband, Rod, Springfield, Mo.; brother-in-law, Larry Hesterly; mother-in-law, Arlene Durham; three-brothers-in-law and their spouses; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Patricia were Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 1:30 p.m., at Evangel Temple Christian Center, Springfield, Mo., with burial following in the Ava Cemetery, Ava, Mo. Visitation was Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Evangel Temple.
Memorials may be made to His Story Ministries, 1324 N. Washington, Springfield, Mo. 65802. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeard funeralhome.com.