OBITUARY - HILDA MAXINE DARST
Hilda M. DARST was born on August 9, 1924 to Elzie and Hazel (GRACE) LYDDON on the farm south of Clearfield, Iowa. She
departed this life on August 31, 2000 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield.
She lived all her life in and around Clearfield, graduating from Clearfield high school with the class of 1942. She then
taught in the rural schools.
Hilda married James DARST on August 15, 1943 in Maryville, Missouri. JoAnn joined their home in 1960 at the age of eight
and Misty in 1975.
Hilda belonged to the United Methodist Church, was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star, the Entrenous Bridge Club and
the Library Board.
Preceding Hilda in death were her parents, Elzie and Hazel LYDDON; a sister Helen ROUDYBUSH; and a niece Betty ROUDYBUSH.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband James of Clearfield; daughter JoAnn ROGERS of Clarinda, Iowa; granddaughter
Misty (husband Shawn) FENTON of Creston; and great-grandchildren, Shelby and Richard BURGESS.
Services were held at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield on Sunday, September 3, 2000 with Reverend Alan RUSK
officiating. Musicians were Maralene LONGFELLOW and Kathy NELSON. Casket bearers were Gaylan BELL, Jerry BROWN, Kenny
NELSON, Gary ROUDYBUSH, Brian ROUDYBUSH and Neil SHIMER. Honorary pallbearers were Paul BROWN, Lowell BROTT, Kevin
ROUDYBUSH and Darwin SOLLARS.
Hilda was laid to rest in the Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield.
Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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