Mary Jule "Juice" Durkin
August 08, 1934 - November 29, 2017
Mary Jule Greeley Durkin, pastoral theologian, author, mother of 7 and grandmother of 18 died on November 29, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mrs. Durkin was a native of Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and longtime resident of Park Ridge, IL where she and her husband Jack raised their children.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from Mundelein College in 1956. In 1965, she was the first woman admitted to the Christian Theology graduate program at the University of Chicago Divinity School, where she received her Master of Arts Degree and her Doctorate of Ministry. She held faculty positions at DePaul University Department of Religious Studies and The School for New Learning, was a Visiting Faculty member at Loyola University . . .