STREATOR- Marion (Green) Darm 89 of Streator died Friday (Dec. 6, 2013) at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 AM Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator with Father Jacob Rose, officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 Tuesday at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator with the Rosary recited at 6:30 PM. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Streator.
Mrs. Darm was born September 3, 1924 in Streator, the daughter of John and Edna (Peters) Green. She married Donald “Don” Darm May 9, 1946 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Streator. It was the beginning of a 67 year partnership.
Marion and Don were blessed with 4 children: Mary Jane Klein, Johnny Darm (deceased), Joanne Maltas, and Carol Darm; two grandchildren: Josh Melrose and Sara Riblet of Streator; three great-grandchildren: Brynlee, Kendel, and Zander Riblet also of Streator.
Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her son, and her brother, Robert J. (Bob) Green.
She is survived by her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and her sister, RuthAnn Green of Chicago.
Marion was educated at Garfield Grade School and Streator High School – graduating in 1942 – a tumultuous time – a time when many classmates were leaving school and going off to war. Marion along with many of her friends and neighbors worked with The Streator Canteen to provide food and drink as well as other small necessities and give a patriotic send-off to the “boys” who traveled through Streator on the Santa Fe to their new wartime assignments.
An avid reader, bingo player extraordinaire, and dancer – Marion delighted in an evening of dancing with her husband – from waltz to polka, they made the dance floor swing.
Marion enjoyed volunteering, and working with people, and was active with the Women of the Moose, and the Auxiliary of the K of C for many years as well as the activities of her church, St. Anthony of Padua, Streator. She particularly enjoyed being part of the St. Anthony’s Choir, her work with the Altar & Rosary Society, and helping to serve lunch to the children of St. Anthony School.
Pallbearers will include family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.