Marion Earl Deardurff


Marion Earl Deardurff, 80, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

He was born in East Liberty, on May 20, 1933, to the late Marion William and Alice Anna Hurley Deardurff.

He married the former Gladys Shroyer on July 1,1956, and she survives, along with two children, Diana (Terry) Broyles of Huntsville and Doug Deardurff of Sidney; five grandchildren, Jaclyn (Brett) Ullom of Huntsville, Jason (Stacy) Kidder of Russells Point, Caleb (Shelby) Deardurff of North Carolina and Leah Deardurff and Rebekah Deardurff, both of DeGraff; a stepgrandson, Sebastian Broyles of Ashville; five great-grandchildren, Kaci Kidder, Hayli Ullom, Kelsi Ullom, Madison Kidder and Skylar Kidder; two great-stepgrandchildren, Logan and Megan Broyles; two sisters, Marilyn (Paul) Hofmann of Eldridge, Iowa, and Carolyn Deardurff of Bellefontaine; a brother, Dale Deardurff of Bellefontaine; a sister-in-law, Betty Deardurff of West Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by an infant son, David Deardurff and a brother, John Deardurff.

A truck driver, he retired from National Extrusion in 1996, following 45 years of service. He was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church, a 1951 graduate of Huntsville High School and enjoyed camping.

 Pastor William Zeller officiates a funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home,  Bellefontaine, where visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3746 N. U.S. Route 68, P.O. Box 32, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

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