By February 13, 2024Current Services

B. Geraldine (Jerry) Durflinger, 98, of Springfield, Ohio died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 4:28 a.m. at Aventura at Oakwood Village in Springfield where she had been residing since 2014.

Jerry was born August 9, 1925, in New Holland, Ohio to Kenneth Rae and Grace Mae Metzger Oesterle.  She was a 1943 graduate of New Holland High School where she served as class treasurer.  She moved to Springfield in 1966, from New Holland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Edmund Durfllinger on May 10, 2008; by four brothers, Kenneth E., Maynard, Robert and Ted Oesterle and three sisters, Eileen Tatman, Marceline Wallace and Jean Skinner.

Jerry is survived by two daughters, Joyce Miller and her husband, James, of Vandalia and Janice Near of Springfield; two grandchildren, Justin Smith of Springfield and Jodi Kay (Brad) Downard of South Vienna; three great grandchildren, Taylor Downard and Zoie and Lily Smith; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leslie and Susan Oesterle of Washington Court House, David and Karen Oesterle of Columbus and  Richard and Helen Oesterle of Washington Court House and a sister, Judy Gordon of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

A graveside service will be held Monday, February 19, 2024, at 11 a.m. in New Holland Cemetery with family members offering comments.  Her granddaughter, Jodi Downard, will deliver the eulogy.  Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, 444 West Harding Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504.


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  • Sharon Hart says:

    Joyce and Jan,
    I was so sorry to hear that your Mom has passed on. I completely understand how you feel. It is so hard when are parents pass that there are no words to say to you. We all grieve in different ways. I will not be able to attend your Mother’s service but I send my love and prayers for you all. Diane texted me to let
    me know and I truly appreciated her.
    Love, Terry and Sharon Hart