Kathy Delarber


Kathy Sue Delarber, 57, of Defiance, passed away Tuesday night, March 19, 2013, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born in Defiance, Ohio, on July 15, 1955, the daughter of the late Betty Lou (Mast) and Daniel Delarber Sr. of Defiance. Kathy was a 1973 graduate of Tinora High School and a member of the Family Christian Center. She worked at Walmart in Defiance. Kathy enjoyed working on the farm and gardening. She also liked to write poetry.

She will be missed by her father, Dan; six sisters, Mary (Gary) Leaders of Defiance, Judy (Dave) Sands of Surprise, Arizona, Jeanette (Jeff) Steinke of Elida, Ruth Delarber of Clyde, Ohio, Loretta Maynard of Defiance and Christina (Tom) Recker of Continental; three brothers, Daniel Delarber Jr. of Defiance, David Delarber of Defiance and Dennis (Shawn) Delarber of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation is from 1-5 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home, Defiance. Services will be at Lawson-Roessner at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, with Rev. Tim Tracy officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.defiancefuneralhome.com.

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  • Thoughts and prayers to Kathy's family. She is a precious soul and will live in many hearts forever. Prayers to the family. Diane Scribner UTMC RN

  • Thoughts & Prayers Penny