Darce Howard


CELINA -- Darce Howard, 76, of Celina, formerly of Continental, died at 11:37 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his residence.

He was born May 28, 1938, in Paintsville, Ky., to the late Ben and Jessie (Collins) Howard. On December 12, 2008, he married Versa G. Sargent, who survives in Celina.

Also surviving are two daughters, Laura Howard of Greenville and Teresa (Gary) Condon of Versailles; a stepson, Larry (Melissa) McGlothin of Wabash, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Heather (Todd) Gates of Kokomo, Ind.; five grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (Darlene) Howard of Oakwood and Charlie (Jessie) Howard of Continental; and five sisters, Goldie Goble of Kentucky, Geneva Dennison of Gallatin, Tenn., Donna (Joe) DeSota of Rice, Lola Hacker of Continental and Kay Johnson of Melrose.

He was also preceded in death by a stepson, Shaun McGlothin; six brothers, Doug Collins, Offut, Truman, Jewel, Albert, and Edward Howard; and two sisters, Linda Worline and Darlene Booth.

Darce retired from General Motors in Defiance. He loved classic cars and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar and banjo, riding bikes, traveling and helping others.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental, with Rev. Jim States officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the State of the Heart Hospice in Coldwater, Ohio. Condolences can be expressed at: www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

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