James Edward Darst, son of Edward & Etta Darst, was born January 21, 1921 at
Sidney, Iowa. James moved with his family to Clearfield in 1937 where he
graduated from high school in 1939. On August 15, 1943, James was united
in marriage to Hilda Lyddon. Together they lived and farmed south
of Clearfield for 40 years, moving into Clearfield in 1984.
James and Hilda did not have any children of their own but they were
always grateful for the privilege of raising someone else's children.
In August of 1960, they adopted JoAnn Joyce at age 8. They later
helped raise their granddaughter Misty.
James was active in civic and church as he is a member of the United
Methodist Church, Lions Club, and Masonic Lodge all in Clearfield.
He had also been a past member of the Clearfield Comm. School and
Clearfield City Council.
James has been a resident of the Clearview Home in Clearfield since
2000 and James passed away there on Feb. 18, 2008.
James was preceded in death by his parents; wife Hilda in 2000; sister-
in-law Helen Roudybush & her husband Earl; and a niece Betty Joyce
Survivors include his daughter JoAnn Rogers of Clarinda, IA; granddaughter
Misty Chumbley and husband Dwight of Creston, IA; 2 great grandchildren
Ricky & Shelby Burgess; other relatives and friends.
May the Lord deliver him to the care of the Angels and conduct his soul
safely through Paradise.
In Loving Memory Of James Edward Darst Services United Methodist
Church Clearfield, Iowa Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:00 am. Officiating
Rev. Gerry Kahler. Organist Patty Parrish. Casketbearers Allen Brown,
Dwight Matheny, Gaylen Bell, Bill Larsen, Wendall Sollars, and Joe Routh.
At Rest Clearfield Cemetery, Clearfield, Iowa. Wilson-Watson Armstrong.
Transcription and Submission by Lori Russo, June of 2014