Marion Earl Deardurff, 80, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 3:00 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Heartland of Bellefontaine. He was born in East Liberty, Ohio on May 20, 1933 to the late Marion William and Alice Anna (Hurley) Deardurff. On July 1, 1956 he married the former Gladys Shroyer and she survives.
He is also survived by his two children Diana (Terry) Broyles of Huntsville and Doug Deardurff of Sidney; five grandchildren Jaclyn (Brett) Ullom of Huntsville, Jason (Stacy) Kidder of Russells Point, Caleb (Shelby) Deardurff of North Carolina, Leah Deardurff and Rebekah Deardurff, both of DeGraff; a step-grandson Sebastian Broyles of Ashville; five great grandchildren Kaci Kidder, Hayli Ullom, Kelsi Ullom, Madison Kidder, and Skylar Kidder; two step-great grandchildren Logan and Megan Broyles; two sisters Marilyn (Paul) Hofmann of Eldridge, Iowa and Carolyn Deardurff of Bellefontaine; a brother Dale Deardurff of Bellefontaine; a sister-in-law Betty Deardurff of West Liberty; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son David Deardurff and a brother John Deardurff.
A truck driver, Earl retired from National Extrusion in 1996 following 45 years of service. He was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church, a 1951 graduate of Huntsville High School, and enjoyed camping.
Pastor William Zeller will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be Thursday, January 16th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made in Earl’s memory to the Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3746 U.S. Highway 68 N., P.O. Box 32, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.