Join us at 7:45 pm on September 9th for a special memorial dedication of the Maplewood stage to the memory of Mark Durrant.
Mark Oliver Durrant… was born June 1, 1957, in Lynchburg, VA.
He married Leslie Van Oort on April 16, 1983.
Mark was a dedicated, caring pharmacist and podiatrist.
He graduated from Ohio State University with his Bachelor of
Science degree in 1981. He practiced pharmacy at the Wade Park
VA Medical Center, in Cleveland, for several years. Desiring to
further his education, he enrolled in the Ohio College of Podiatric
Medicine, graduating as valedictorian in 1987. He completed a
two year podiatric surgical residency in 1989 at Doctor’s Hospital
in Denver, Colorado.
He entered into private practice for several years, later moving
to Cadillac, Mich., to provide podiatric care to nursing home
residents of northern Michigan. He especially enjoyed providing
care to geriatric patients. At the time of his death, Mark was
employed as s clinical pharmacist at Truman Memorial Veterans’
Hospital in Columbia.
Mark loved the theatre and was an active thespian. He was active
with the Footlighters Community Theatre of Michigan. After
moving to Columbia, he became active with the Maplewood Barn
Community Theatre. He actived in eight shows at the Barn over
the span of five seasons, culminating with his portrayal of
Dr. Sanderson in “Harvey”.
He was an active member of Midway Locust Grove United
Methodist Church, where he directed and acted in the
“Last Living Supper”, a Holy Week drama. He also sang in
the church choir.
Mark was a volunteer at the D&D Farms Wildlife Rescue,
accompanying his daughter, Rachel, in helping to care for
exotic animals. Mark loved animals, including his three
dogs and cat. During his limited spare time, Mark also
enjoyed golfing, gourmet cooking, travel and cheering on
his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.
Mark was a loving husband, a much-loved son, father,
brother, co-worker, and friend to many.