Gladys Deardurff

BELLEFONTAINE – Gladys V. Deardurff, 77, of Bellefontaine passed away Sunday evening, May 31, 2015, at Ohio State Hospitals-East, Columbus, Ohio.

She was born in Shelby County on Dec. 16, 1937, to the late Virgil and Phebe (Ralston) Shroyer. Gladys married Marion "Earl" Deardurff on July 1, 1966, in Bellefontaine and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her brother George Shroyer, a sister Brenda Arbogast, and an infant son David Lee Deardurff in 1961.

Gladys was a 1955 graduate of Lakeview High School and worked at Gems Sportswear in Russells Point for more than 23 years. She enjoyed camping, loved researching genealogy and was a past Vice President of the Shelby County Genealogical Society. Gladys was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine.

Gladys is survived by her children, Diana (Terry) Broyles of Huntsville and Doug Deardurff of Sidney; grandchildren Jaclyn (Brett) Ullom of Huntsville, Jason (Stacy) Kidder of Russells Point, Caleb Deardurff of Columbus, Leah Deardurff of DeGraff and Rebekah Deardurff of DeGraff; a step-grandson Sebastian Broyles of Asheville; great-grandchildren Kaci Kidder, Hayli Ullom, Kelsi Ullom, Madison Kidder and Skylar Kidder; step-great-grandchildren Logan and Megan Broyles; a sister Ruth (Dave) Devore of Bloomingdale; a sister-in-law Kay Shroyer of Largo, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, Bellefontaine, on Thursday, June 4, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. Pastor William Zeller will officiate the funeral service on Friday, June 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in Weekly Currents from June 2 to June 3, 2015
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