JAMES EDWARD DARST

JAMES EDWARD DARST, SON OF EDWARD AND ETTA DARST, WAS BORN JANUARY 21, 1921 AT SIDNEY, IOWA. JAMES MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO CLEARFIELD IN  1937 WHERE HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN 1939. ON AUGUST 15, 1943, JAMES WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO HILDA LYDON. TOGETHER THEY LIVED AND FARMED SOUTH OF CLEARFIELD FOR 40 YEARS, MOVING INTO CLEARFIELD IN 1984. JAMES AND HILDA DID NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN OF THEIR OWN BUT WERE ALWAYS GRATEFUL FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF RAISING SOMEONE ELSE’S CHILDREN. IN AUGUST OF 1960, THEY ADOPTED JO ANN JOYCE AT AGE EIGHT. THEY LATER HELPED RAISE THEIR GRANDDAUGHTER, MISTY.

JAMES WAS ACTIVE IN CIVIC AND CHURCH AS HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LIONS CLUB AND MASONIC LODGE ALL IN CLEARFIELD. HE HAD ALSO BEEN A PAST MEMBER OF THE CLEARFIELD COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD AND CLEARFIELD CITY COUNCIL.

JAMES HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF THE CLEARVIEW NURSING HOME IN CLEARFIELD, SINCE 2000 AND JAMES PASSED AWAY THERE ON FEBRUARY 18, 2008.

JAMES WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS; WIFE, HILDA IN 2000; SISTER-IN-LAW, HELEN ROUDYBUSH AND HER HUSBAND EARL AND A NIECE, BETTY JOYCE ROUDYBUSH.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE IS DAUGHTER, JO ANN ROGERS OF CLARINDA, IOWA; GRANDDAUGHTER, MISTY CHUMBLEY AND HUSBAND DWIGHT OF CRESTON, IOWA; TWO GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN, RICKY AND SHELBY BURGESS AND OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

MAY THE LORD DELIVER HIM TO THE CARE OF THE ANGELS AND CONDUCT HIS SOUL SAFELY THROUGH PARADISE.

SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN CLEARFIELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008 AT 11 A.M. WITH REV. GERRY KAHLER OFFICIATING. ORGANIST WAS PATTY PARRISH. ARRANGEMENTS WERE HANDLED BY WILSON-WATSON & ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME.

CASKET BEARERS WERE ALLEN BROWN, DWIGHT MATHENY, GAYLAN BELL, BILL LARSEN, WENDALL SOLLARS AND JOE ROUTH.

JAMES WAS LAID TO REST IN THE CLEARFIELD CEMETERY IN CLEARFIELD, IOWA.

 

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