Archive for Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Obituary: Richard J. Darrow Sr.


May 22, 2002

Services for Richard J. "Dick" Darrow Sr., 69, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Leavenworth. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Mr. Darrow died Monday, May 20, 2002, at St. John's Hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Leavenworth, the son of Clarence and Elsie (Hudson) Darrow. He graduated from Jarbalo High School in 1951.

He married Clara Gast, Jan. 18, 1958 in Tonganoxie. She survives at the home.

Mr. Darrow worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 38 years and retired as a food service supervisor in 1988. He also worked for Wendel Bus Service as a school bus driver for 18 years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Darrow was an avid square dancer for over 30 years, a member of the Hazel Nut Crackers and was past club president. He was active in forming the Prison City Twirlers Youth Square Dancing Club. He was a former member of the Leavenworth Saddle Club.

Mr. Darrow attended St. Francis DeSales and St. Casimir's Catholic Churches for many years. He was confirmed into the Catholic faith, Nov. 27, 2001, at St. Francis DeSales Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Klinedinst, Leavenworth, and Bonnie Yunghans, Jarbalo; three sons, Richard J. Darrow Jr., Easton, Roger Darrow, Leavenworth, and Raymond Darrow, Lansing; a brother Jack Darrow, Leavenworth; a sister Alice Blaser, Ozawkie; and 11 grandchildren.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, 707 S. 6th St., Leavenworth. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis De Sales Building Fund, St. Casimir's Parish, American Cancer Association or American Heart Association.

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