"It is with great sadness that the family of Shonne Sue Durr (Slabaugh) announce her passing on Wednesday July 26, 2023 at Esther House-Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart. Shonne Sue was born on August 6, 1938 in Elkhart, IN to Howard and Allene Slabaugh. She was their only child and the apple of their eye and their joy.
Shonne attended Hawthorne Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High and graduated from Elkhart High School in 1956. She was involved in various clubs in high school. She was a member of the Cheer block and was a charter member of Alpha Pi Chapter of Beta Chi Sorority. As a child and youth, she twirled the baton and played the flute in band.
After high school she worked at Whitehall Laboratories as a secretary. Shonne was a homemaker and spent a lot of time helping at Stacey's school being a Room Mother most every year. She loved to shop and bake and work out in her yard. She was a very good bowler, bowling on a league for many years with her mom.
Shonne went back to work in the late 70's doing secretarial work and seasonal work at EH Tepe
Co. She began working at Elkhart Central High School in the early 80's as the Guidance Secretary.
Shonne married Clyde Durr Jr. in 1988. Shonne was an avid Blazer fan going to most all basketball and football games. When her Granddaughter Allison began playing many sports, she tried not to miss a one, and there were many sports involved. She was such a wonderful loving Nana. Shonne retired from Elkhart Central in 2004. When her first Great granddaughter was born, she helped to take care of her 2 days a week for a couple of years. That was such a joy for her, she loved children. Shonne also volunteered on the Women's Hospital Auxiliary working in the Gift shop one day a week for several years and served as a member of the Salvation Army Woman's Auxiliary.
Shonne was a do-er. Always on the go, helping her mom that lived to 100 and her family. She loved to stay busy and worked in her gardens often. She had a green thumb and could grow most anything. She even enjoyed pulling weeds. Shonne also loved to travel, shop, and be outside, especially on the water boating. She had many dogs throughout her life and cared for them deeply. She attended Faith United Methodist Church with her husband Clyde where she was active in the church being a greeter and making peanut brittle for their sale before the holidays. She moved into Harmony of Elkhart Memory Care at the end of January this year and lived there until going to Esther's house this past weekend. Shonne will be deeply missed by her family and many others. She was a joy to all that knew her, and her smile and charm would light up a room. She is now smiling again and free from her disease of Alzheimer's and in her eternal home.
Surviving are her husband Clyde Durr Jr., daughter Stacey Sue (Reber) Rodino (Terry), granddaughter: Allison (Rodino) Bailey (Patrick) great - granddaughters: Meredith Sue Bailey and Morgan Allene Bailey; step-grandson - Justin Rodino (Morgan), step - great grandsons - Nolan Rodino and Rowan Rodino and nephews- Don Troyer and Lon Troyer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Allene (Helman) Slabaugh.
Visitation will be from 10am-1pm on Monday, July 31, 2023 at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Blvd., Elkhart, IN 46514 where funeral services will be held at 1pm. Pastor John Hogsett from Faith United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be private at Violet Cemetery in Goshen where Shonne will be laid to rest. Memorial donations may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545 www.cfhcare.org or Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 CR 18, Bristol, IN 46507 www.elkharthumanesociety.org Online condolences may be made to Shonne’s family at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com
Center for Hospice Care Foundation
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545
Humane Society of Elkhart County
54687 County Road 19, Bristol IN 46507