Velva Jean Darr, 87 of Medora, passed away at 5:32 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at home. She was born on Aug 28, 1931, in Medora to the late Vernard “Bud” C. and Mary V. (Rice) Stanton. She married Loren A. Darr Sr. on February 10, 1951, in Jerseyville. Loren passed away February 18, 2018.
Velva enjoyed dancing, shopping and attending her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren’s activities. Her family was her greatest treasurer.
Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Darr of Medora and Peggy Rhodes of Medora; two sons and daughters in laws, Loren (Cheryl) Darr Jr. of Medora and Jim (Denise) Darr of Medora; 7 grandchildren, Niki (George), Lori, Ashley (Shane), Danielle (Josh), Brady, Amy (Rodney) and Chris (Chrissi); 6 great-grandchildren, Reid, Bailee, Hunter, Jackson, Conner and Caitlin; sister and brother in law, Sue & Calvin Edwards of Shipman; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Velva Jean was preceded in death by sister and brother in law, Wanda & Robert Ruyle; brother & sister in law, Kenny & Shirley Stanton; and son in law, Tom Rhodes.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Targhetta Funeral Home in Medora. Rev. Chuck Keene will be officiating. Burial will take place at Medora Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.