Daryl Ida (Jervis) Stone
1926 - 2020
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Daryl Ida (Jervis) Stone

Virtual memorial service planned Sunday, August 9, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. Holy Trinity Church, McLean, VA https://www.holytrinityfallschurch.org/daryl

In 1935, a young Daryl Jervis started the Jervis Studio in Toledo, OH, with her brother, Quentin and their mother, Ida. During World War II Daryl took over and continued teaching tap, ballet, and baton twirling. Along the way she continued learning, studying dance in Cleveland, Detroit, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood. She joined the National Association of Dance Affiliated Artists and taught at the conventions. She opened studios on Jefferson Ave, Monroe Street, Great Eastern Shopping Center, Glanzman Road. Along with four active studios in Toledo and outskirts, she had Ohio studios in Port Clinton, Oak Harbor, Swanton, Sylvania, Delta, and studios in Blissfield and Adrian, Michigan. In each late spring, a grand recital was presented titled "The Stairway to the Stars".

Daryl and her husband Bill began to teach ballroom and etiquette classes. They also organized a baton twirling troop, the Seaway Sprites. In 1962 she created the Toledo Rockettes, the first collegiate dance team, a tradition which carries on to this day. In 1965, they were sent on a government assignment. Daryl, Bill and 11 of the Rockettes entertained for eight weeks at Army Non-Commissioned Officer Clubs in southern Germany.

In 1986, after nearly 50 years of studying and teaching dance, Daryl retired and moved to Key Largo, Florida. The studio has continued on in her name and still thrives. After hurricane Irma flooded the house in September 2017 she moved to Asheville NC and spent her remaining years there.

Survived by son, Brad Stone MD, Asheville NC; daughter in law, Valerieann, Asheville, NC; grandson, Philip (Captain), Fort Bragg NC; granddaughter, Autumn (PA-C), Annapolis MD; son, Brent, McLean, VA; daughter in law, Linda, McLean VA; grandson Nicholas, NYC, NY;l grandson, Alexander, NYC NY; long time companion, Melvin Johnson. Preceded by husband, William Stone, Toledo OH; grandson, Russell Stone, Asheville, NC.

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Published in The Blade from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, 2020.
Memorial service
02:00 PM
Holy Trinity Church
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February 9, 2021
Some of my fondest childhood memories are of Tap and Acrobatics at the Monroe street studio. Early 60’s, Rosalie taught us tap and Mr. Stone taught us acrobatics. Daryl was sweet to us and I remember her wonderful smile. Extraordinary woman, rest in peace.
Barb Chester
September 3, 2020
Knew Daryl & Mel through St James the Fisherman Episcopal Church, Islamarado Florida while my spouse The Rev. Ronald Johnson served as Rector. Loved hearing Mel play in a band & watching them dance together.
Johnnie Johnson
August 10, 2020
My deepest Sympathy to Brett and Family and Brad and Family.
Daryl was not only my dance teacher she was our relative even if it was by marriage. I sent my daughter to her studio with Brenda when it was out on Holland Sylvania Rd. and moved to Reynolds road. Daryl and her husband Bill were both teachers when I attended, in fact Brett and Brad were dancing then as well. Although we did not see much of Daryl and Bill when they left for Florida, they were still a big part off my childhood memories.
Rest in peace Daryl you are now with Bill.
Michelle Portteus and Family
Michelle Portteus
August 7, 2020
She gave me a chance to prove myself, without as much formal dance instruction as the other Rockettes. She was demanding but fair and always encouraging! I went on to teach ballroom for the Miller’s, tap and modern for DeVilbiss gym classes. I hold the deepest appreciation for this multi-talented, gracious woman!
Phyllis Kangas Kuehnl-Walters
August 7, 2020
Please accept my condolences . I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the word of God comfort and strengthen you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
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