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Carol Jean Darland
Carol Jean DarlandCarol “Jean” Darland, age 65, of LaRue, Ohio died Saturday August 14, 2010 at 9:50 PM at her residence.  She was born December 25, 1944 in Quincy, Kentucky to the late Clarence and Hester Mae (Harris) Thomas.  On May 14, 1976 she married Melvin Darland and he died April 11, 2003.

She is survived by sons; Don (Lori) King of Kenton, Terry (Karla) King of New Bloomington, daughters; Phyllis (Charles) Hamm and Cathy (Matthew) Waterer both of New Bloomington, Pamela (John) Clawson of LaRue, Melinda (Grant) Paff of Piqua and Michelle (Kevin) Riley of Sidney.  Twenty-one Grandchildren and Five Great Grandchildren. Brothers; Donnie King and Lanny King both of Fletcher Ohio, Rick King of DeGraff, and Danny King of Springfield. Sisters; Cennie Klopfer and Joyce Hill both of Perry, Florida, Linda Swafford of Columbus and Lou Mahan of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by son; Darrell King, Grandson; Brandon King, Sister; Nancy Wood, Brothers; Robert Thomas and Clarence Thomas Jr.

Mrs. Darland was a homemaker and worked with Home Health Care  and later J-Lenco. Member of the Meeker United Methodist Church, and the Women of the Moose in Kenton. Her whole life was her Children and Grandchildren. She enjoyed Camping, reading and caring for her  Grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday August 19, 2010 at 11:00 AM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue.  Minister will be Pastor Christopher Wiseman. Burial in the LaRue Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home in LaRue  from 5 to 8 PM on Wednesday.

Pall Bearers will be; Jeremy, Matthew and Kyle King, Brian and Matthew Waterer, Tyler Darland, Charles Moore, Charles Hamm, Kevin Riley and Grant Paff.  Honorary Pall Bearers will be; John Clawson, Dillan King, Troy Riley, Christian Holloway, Charlie Yager and Kolton Miller.
Those who wish may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43215
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#1 from: Teresa Hunt Brooks
Celina Oh
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 6:18 PM

Phyllis, Don, Terry, Kathy and Pam and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss! Your Mama was so kind and sweet to me when I was growing up. My sympathy is with you. Call me anytime I would love to hear from you, 419-942-1681.

I Love You All,

#2 from: Donna Fisher
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 7:23 PM


Iam so sorry for your loss, aunt Jeanie is in no more pain but I know yours has just begin and only time can take that away.aunt Jeanie is up in heaven with all the angels watching over all of us. Im glad that I got to see her in Jan. and July and she really looked good to see her smile I will miss her laughter. I love all of you guys please stay in touch we are a phone call away
Thank you Phyllis for your call today to let me know every thing. sorry I cant be there but you and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers,she is up there with Mel.and she is so happy.
Love  you guys

#3 from: Bonnie Belden
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 7:57 PM

So sorry about Aunt Jeanie,she will be missed.
God has another angel with him.

Bonnie Belden

#4 from: Bonnie Belden
Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 9:59 PM


Very sorry about your mom,she was a good lady.
I grew up with her,and we had good times,good memories.The Family is in our prayers.Need to talk call me anytime.
Bonnie Belden

#5 from: Pamela (Edwards) Lohr
Marion, Ohio
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Phyllis, Don, Terry, Cathy, Pam, Melinda, and Michelle

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Jean was a second mother to me. She will deeply be missed.

Love you all,
Pam and Family

#6 from: Randy and Connie Waterer
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:48 AM

sorry to hear about your mom, were thinking of you guys. if you need anything give us a call. we know all to well what your going through but she was very fortunate to have you guys care for her the way you did,
                Randy and Connie Waterer  

#7 from: Cj Withrow
Dayton Ohio
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Our prayers are with you and your family.

#8 from: Robin & Carl Brooker
New Bloomington, Ohio
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 10:43 AM

Don &family,
We are sorry to hear about your mom.  We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult tme.

Carl & Robin Brooker
Carl Jr

#9 from: Chris & Shina
Marion, OH
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Phyllis & Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during your time of loss.  God has another angel now.  We will be here for you to lean on whenever you need us.

#10 from: Kay E. Lenzo
Bucyrus, Ohio
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 6:22 PM

I'm so sorry for your lose. Your mom was a very special person. I know that you guys already have know that. She will be missed by many.

Cherish all of the memories and hold them close to your hearts. I just wished our road were closer than so far apart.

My sympathies go out to each one of you.

Love and miss you guys.
Kay E. Lenzo

#11 from: Delilah Willoughby
Mt Gilead, Ohio
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:18 PM

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother.  She is no longer in pain and is enjoying her rewards in Heaven.  What a wonderful thing to look forward to.  If you need anything call me, love you all,  Delilah

#12 from: Marsha K Harmon
La Rue
Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Terry & Don,  

So sorry to hear about your mother, just know my prayers and thoughts are with you.  Marsha Kay

#13 from: Rose Tackett
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 2:26 AM

I would like to say that our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.                  From;Rose&James Tackett and Geneva Thomas.

#14 from: bob harris
marion in
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:51 AM

sorry we cant be with you our prayer are with you  bob

#15 from: Brad Wood
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 10:47 AM

I am so sorry, I know how much Mom loved her sister. She is now having a great time in a much better place, with people who have missed her greatly.

#16 from: rick and brenda king
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Your Mother was a very special and loving person who was always ready to give you a hug and tell you she loved you. She loved each and every one of her children and grandchildren so very much. Always remember the good times you had with her and that she will always be looking over you each day. Thinking of you and we will miss her alot and will always have her kindness to remember.

#17 from: Rose Tackett
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 8:54 PM

It is sad to lose anyone in our lives.And it seems like when we lose our parents we lose our best friend. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. From Rose Tackett & Geneva Thomas

#18 from: Tommy Wood
Cantonment, Florida 32533
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Our prayers are with you.  We know that God gives
comfort and peace in times like these.

#19 from: ronnie thomas
salt lick ky 40371
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 5:17 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Jeannie was my first cousin.  Her dad was my dad(johnny Thomas) brother.  You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

#20 from: bonnie,jackie,johnny ray
muses mills ,ky
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 10:31 PM

phyllis,pam,kathy,don,terry                                               so sorry for your loss .we thought so much of your mom and mel.so many of our families are leaving us.our prayers are with you

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