Margaret Darr

February 20th

Margaret Anne Darr, 82, of Syracuse passed away Saturday morning, February 20, 2016 at her home, following a short setback in her health.

She was born September 25, 1933 in Celeryville, Ohio to Arthur and Myrtle (Bushong) Robinson. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers Grover, Jim, Tom and Robert Robinson, and her sister Mary Jane Miller. She was also preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Makenna Van Laeken.

On June 16, 1952 she married Ray E. Darr in Syracuse, who passed away in 2002.

She is survived by three children, Dennis R. (Leslie) Darr of Syracuse,  Denise (Mark) Grady of North Webster and Doreen (Douglas) Ruch of Milford. She enjoyed her 6 grandchildren, Matt (Wendy) Grady, Cheryl (Mike) Van Laeken; Katie Darr, Kelly Darr; Jenna (A. J.) Risedorph and Grant (Alexis) Ruch.

She had 5 great grandchildren, Carter and Kenlee Grady, Brynn Van Laeken and Quinlynn Risedorph and Avery Ruch.

She was a graduate of Syracuse High School, and was active in the Goodwill home economics club for over 60 years, as well as belonging to the Hi Neighbors club. She was on the 4-H council, was was an active member of New Salem Church of the Brethren, where she served on several committees.

She loved to cook and bake, and enjoyed the company of her cousin, Alice Rose Leazenby of Syracuse.

Friends may call on February 23, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastlund Funeral home. The Funeral service will be conducted at Eastlund on February 24 at 10:30am. Pastor Tim Yoder will officiate. The graveside service will follow at the Syracuse Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the New Salem Church of the Brethren or the Syracuse Fire Department.

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