Stephen Darby

Stephen M "Steve" Darby

September 12, 1946 - August 22, 2019
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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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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 24, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Lewis-Sullivan Funeral Home
    18029 State Route 247
    Seaman, Ohio 45679
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  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:00pm
    Seaman Community Methodist Church
    63 Broadway Street
    Seaman, Ohio 45679
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Ray Degenkolb
  • Interment

    Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, August 25, 2019 3:00pm
    Cherry Fork Cemetery
    State Route 136
    Winchester, Ohio 45697
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The Butler Family

Posted at 01:09pm
Steve truly understood the job of Guidance Counselor. What a blessing he was to our son at North Adams. We'll never forget how he helped our family!

Bev Humphrey

Posted at 12:45pm
So sorry to hear this. Mr. Darby was a very good person.
Bev "Jamison" Humphrey

shirley lockwood

Posted at 04:52pm
Our thoughts and hearts go out to you during this difficult time Steve was a great man and he'll always have a special place in our hearts. We hope the days ahead get easier. The Lockwood Family

Marie Palmer

Posted at 04:07pm
My family and I want to extend our sympathies to Nancy and her family. Steve touched the lives of so many and will never be forgotten. Even though he was ready to meet Jesus it doesn't make it any easier saying goodbye to such a great man who will e missed. Prayers for the family during this difficult time.

The Friel family

Posted at 11:37am
Sarah, Aaron & Family,
Sending all our love, sorry for your loss!
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