Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Stephen M. Darby

September 12, 1946 – August 22, 2019

Stephen M Darby, 72 years, of West Union, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at his home, surrounded by close family.

Steve was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on September 12, 1946, the son of the late Oscar and Jane (Davis) Darby. Steve was a lifelong educator, as well as a 4-H advisor, and a coach for several sports. He served as a pastor for the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church, after serving as the former pastor of the Seaman Community Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his daughter, Kelley Darby; and by a sister, Mary Jane Kropf. Steve is survived by his wife, Nancy (LePere) Darby, whom he married on April 27, 1968, and by two daughters, Julie (Lynn) Weeks, of West Union; and Sarah (Aaron) Bischoff, of Paw Paw, Michigan. He also leaves behind two sisters, Bonnie (Steve) Krieger, of Manchester; and Debbie (Bob) Sutton, of Bright, Indiana; and two grandsons, Andrew Weeks and Aden Weeks.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Seaman Community Methodist Church, in Seaman, Ohio. The ceremony will be officiated by Ray Degenkolb. Burial will follow at the Cherry Fork Cemetery.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 24, 2019, at the Lewis-Sullivan Funeral Home, Seaman, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Steve’s name to either the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church, C/O Brenda and Mike Crackel, 14460 State Route 41, West Union, Ohio 45693; or to the West Union Football Team, C/O Scott McFarland, 405 Lookout View Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693; or to Heartland Hospice, 333 N. Summit St., P.O. Box 10086, Toledo, OH 43699.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Lewis-Sullivan Chapel. Please visit us at to sign our online guestbook.

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