Dorothy Lela (Gould) Darbyshire

Born: Mon., Jul. 29, 1918
Died: Tue., Jun. 12, 2018


12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 19, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Jun. 19, 2018
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Dorothy Lela Darbyshire, a lifelong resident of Columbus Grove, passed away on June 12, 2018.  Dorothy would have been 100 years old on her birthday, July 29th.
Dorothy was born in Elida, Ohio in 1918 to Glen and Goldie (Himes) Gould. She married her husband, Wendell Lorraine Darbyshire in 1938.  She had six children; Donn (deceased), Helen(Doug) Nance, William (Cheryl) Darbyshire, Lynn (Stefanie) Darbyshire, Becky Miller and a devoted adopted son, Eb "Bill" (Jane) Thomas.  She was loved by her eighteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  She visited family often and enjoyed watching sports throughout life.  Dorothy was a prolific reader and an expert at crossword puzzles.  She was probably best known for her calm and patient personality.  Dorothy was both mom and dad to her children after losing her husband while the children were young.  Everyone who knew her felt that she handled that dual role with resolve and devotion, even raising an extra son, Eb Thomas, who, along with his wife Jane, then watched over her all of her life.  Dorothy will be fondly remembered for all the lives she touched.  
Services will begin at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Pastor Rich Rakay will officiate with burial to follow in Truro Cemetery, Columbus Grove.
Friends may call from Tuesday, 12:00 pm until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Columbus Grove EMS or Donor's Choice.
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Becky (Darbyshire) Miller
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Hi mom, it's Becky and Bethany sending you our last monthly email update on our lives; however, this is all about you this time. You have always been my best friend, my rock, my support and I will miss you more than one can imagine. Bethany will always remember and cherish her time with you during college weekends and our fun times when you stayed with us in Florida. You were our perfect mom and grandma and we will never forget you and everything you have done for us and all the other family and people whose lives you touched. We love you and know you will finally rest in heaven where you belong!

Linda Evans March
   Posted Thu June 14, 2018
Though words may be meaningless right now, may you find some comfort in the love and concern that surrounds your family from so many who deeply care. In Sympathy and Friendship. Linda Evans March

Laura Williams
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
I'm so very sorry for your loss, losing those we love is the hardest thing we have to experience. In our saddest hour, our heavenly father will comfort and help us heal, psalm 34;18

Don & Maedene Holmes
   Posted Fri June 15, 2018
We sadly extend our sumpathy & prayers to Lynn & all the family.


Don & Maedene Holmes

Grace stechschulte
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
Becky missed you at alumni banquet. It has been a long time since have seen you. I so enjoyed your friendships too was never dull with. Sorry I had to mess everything up. I was so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a strong woman whom I respected very much. I make an effort to make an appearance when a classmates parents pass to show my respects to the family. But I think this is one time I should break that habit no disrespect intended. All my love. To you and yours. I still like to think of us asfriends have a safe trip home

   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
I had the privilege of caring for Dorothy. Whenever I saw her I told her that her smile and sparkling eyes reminder me of sunshine and that she would always be my sunshine. I did not see her as often the last few months but still would remind her that she was my sunshine and she always smiled. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. Peggy Bridenbaugh

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