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Anna Grace Durst
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • Posted March 14, 2012

Anna Grace Kidd Durst (Mrs. Clinton Durst) passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012, in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 83 years following a lengthy illness. She was born in Brady, Texas on January 3, 1929, and grew up in the Katemcy Community. In 1946 she graduated from Mason High School and then attended Draughts Business School in San Angelo, returning to Mason to work for a time in the office of the County Attorney. On August 29, 1948, she married Clinton Durst. They have made their home in Mason County for the past 63 years, living almost all of those years in the Fly Gap Community. Homemaking, family and friends, and church were very important to Anna Grace. She enjoyed caring for her family and hosting family and friends around the family table. Her pecan and lemon meringue pies were often requested for family gatherings. At the Art United Methodist Church she was an active member, faithfully attending and taking a leadership role in the Women’s Society of Christian Service, now the United Methodist Women, teaching Sunday School with great love for each of her young students, and chairing the funeral food committee for many years. Anna Grace is survived by her husband, Clinton Durst; their son The Rev. Ted Durst and his partner, Mark Britt, of Chicago, Illinois; their granddaughter, Mary Elisabeth Durst and her boyfriend, Brian Kemp of Austin; her nephew Lee Kidd and his wife, Jackie, of Snyder, Texas, and their adult children, Quintin and Rachel; and her niece, Jill Wilkinson and her husband Billy of Tyler, Texas, and their adult son, Dustin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Amzie and Bertha Kidd, and her brother, Roy Lee Kidd and his wife Nell.Services were held at the Art United Methodist Church on Monday, March 12, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Cliff Krcha officiating. Interment was at the Art West Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday March 11, 2012 from 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home.Pallbearers were Pat Estes, Rex Hofmann, Lee Kidd, Terry Kidd, Billy Wilkinson, and Dusty Wilkinson. Honorary pallbearers were all of Anna Grace’s Sunday School students and members of the “Supper Club.” Memorials may be made to the Art United Methodist Church or Hill Country Memorial Hospital. The family wishes to thank the many people who supported and encouraged Anna Grace and Clinton throughout her long illness, including the staff of Country Home Health, the staff and doctors of Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Dr. Leo Tynan, and Dr. Kenneth Terrell.

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