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Nina Jean Tanner


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Nina Jean Tanner Obituary
Tanner, Nina Jean Durham Farrington
Nina Jean Durham Farrington Tanner was born 15 January 1928 in Christian County, Kentucky to the late Adis Alonzo and Susan Leone (Ferrell) Durham. She passed away Sunday, 22 May 2016, at Fletcher Heights Home Care Center in Peoria, Arizona. She married Joe Neil Farrington 2 November 1947 in Phoenix, Arizona and after their retirements enjoyed many wonderful years traveling with family and friends until his death in 2000. Nina had many jobs during her younger years, but her favorite was working over 25 years for Dr. Robert Barker as his office manager and all around helper, she not only loved her job, but loved all his patients and their families. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as the Relief Society President of the Peoria Stake and was a blessing to all the women that she was privileged to serve. One of Nina's favorite callings was working with the primary children. She married Richard Hartwell Tanner 6 April 2002 in Phoenix and had many busy summers at their cabin in Pine, Arizona. Nina had no children of her own, but had such love and pride for all her nephews and nieces and all of their accomplishments. She is survived by her husband Richard H. Tanner, brothers Wilford Adis Durham, William Ray Durham and wife Linda all of Peoria, nephews, David, Tom, and Joe Whitmer, Larry Schlenkir, Mark and Steve Durham and nieces, Tamera Durham Ellsworth and Lori Durham Leszczynski and many great and great great nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and first husband Nina was preceded in death by two sisters Verna Louise Schlenker and Marvine Whitmer. Services will be held Friday, 27 May 2016, in the LDS Chapel, 7871 W. Acoma Drive, Peoria. A viewing will be held at 9AM, services will follow at 10AM. She will be laid to rest in Resthaven Park Cemetery 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale.
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 25, 2016
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