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Arrangements for Jeanette Durant




A Midwest legend, Jeanette Durant passed away peacefully this morning (September 10) at the age of 89. She is reunited with her late husband of 50 years, Dick. Together, they were a great training team, known for so many world’s champion teams. Jeanette was known for being able to ride a gaited horse like few others!
Together, they were named the UPHA Richard Lavery Horsepersons of the Year in 1996 and inducted into the UPHA Tom Moore Hall of Fame in 2006. She was put into the World’s Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame in 2000.
Durant was an inspiration to many and helped many aspiring trainers get a good education before going out on their own. She is survived by daughters Margaret and Lynn.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st St., Orland Park, Illinois. The funeral home will be open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday with the procession leaving at 10:00 a.m. to go to the church for an 11:00 a.m. Mass. That service will be held at Our Mother Of Good Counsel Church, 16043 S. Bell Rd., Homer Glen, Illinois.

The family has selected the American Saddlebred Museum and the Anti-Cruelty Society as far as charitable contributions in Jeanette’s memory.

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