Geraldine H. Darr 1921-2017
SUN CITY, Ariz. — Geraldine “Gerry” Hutcheson Darr, 95, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017, at her residence in Sun City, Ariz., with her family by her side, after a brief illness.
Gerry was born Nov. 30, 1921, in Warren, a daughter of Claude and Harriet Newell Hutcheson.
Gerry graduated from Warren G. Harding High School and The American Savings & Loan Institute.
She was an officer at First Federal Savings & Loan in Warren, Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Warren, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority in Warren and Sun City, and Rotary Ann in Sun City. In addition, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Warren and Sun City.
In Warren, she was a Pink Lady volunteer at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. In Sun City, she was a Meals on Wheels volunteer.
Gerry enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing bridge, traveling, spending time with her family and following her favorite sports teams, the Warren G. Harding Panthers and then the Raiders, The Ohio State University Buckeyes, all the Cleveland professional sport teams and the Arizona professional sport teams.
She is survived by her daughter, Jean Anne (Jim) Chaney; sons, Gary A. (Carol) Darr and Jerard W. (Dawn) Darr; niece, Joan Meehan; nephew, Don (Jennie) Redmond; grandchildren, Beth (Bridget) Chaney, Jeff (Natalie) Chaney, Mickey Darr and Shari (Bryan) Colburn; and great-grandchildren, Reed and Gabrielle Wylie-Chaney, William and Spencer Chaney, and Trevor and Mikayla Colburn. In addition, Gerry is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W. William Darr; her sister, Mabel Redmond; and an infant sister, Marie.
The family would like to thank the Sun City Caregivers and the Hospice of the Valley for their care of this kind, gentle and sweet woman. There will be a Celebration of Life later in Sun City and in northeastern Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Sun City Caregivers, 13203 N. 103rd Ave., F 6, Sun City, AZ 85351, or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.