Violet Kay Letford 68 of Altamont, IL passed away at 5:13 AM Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014 in her home.

Violet was born July 31, 1946 in Effingham IL the daughter of Paul Richard and Ora Lorton Durbin. She married Brian Letford on Sept. 11, 1982 in St. Louis, MO.

She graduated from Beecher City High School, and was a member of the Kaskaskia Church near Wright’s Corner in Loudon Township.

Violet was a certified and skilled medical transcriptionist having worked at Depaul Hospital in St. Louis, MO and St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

She is survived by her husband Brian; sisters; Eileen Hessie of Huntington Beach, CA and Leona Mikhail of Phoenix, AZ; brother Gordon Durbin of Altamont; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Rosaline Duckett; brothers, Kenneth, Roland and Halden Durbin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday Oct. 27, 2014 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City.Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 PM Sunday in the funeral home.Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Cowden.Memorials may be made to the Kaskaskia Church.