Marie Rhetta Mae Darr

Marie Rhetta Mae Darr, 85, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer’s at her home.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 AM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Rev. Sherry L. Waddell officiating. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Darr was born September 9, 1932 in Winchester, Virginia to the late Lynn R. and Sina Marie Kelly. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Franklin Darr and her son, Edward S. “Sonny” Nicholson, III.

She retired from A & P Grocery Stores and was a past member of the AFL/CIO Foodworkers Union. She was also a past member of Women of the Moose.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Nicholson of Norfolk, Virginia; two sons, Timothy W. Darr (Tammy) of Front Royal and Tony Darr of Topeka, Kansas; two sisters, Oleda Nicholson (Billy) and Linda Sue Speelman; three brothers, Charles Kelly (Mary Anne), Gene Kelly (Sue) and Leonard Kelly (Mary); seven grandchildren, Joseph Nicholson, Wade Nicholson, Patricia Nicholson, Haylie Darr, Trey Darr, Tristan Schuiteboer and Nicole Clem and numerous great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Utley, Bob Henry, Rick Leonard, Tim Darr, Tony Darr and Trey Darr.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia 22601.

  6 comments for “Marie Rhetta Mae Darr

  1. MN
    April 30, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss . Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience . Please be comforted by the promises in the Bible . Jesus tells us at John 5 : 28 , 29 that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out . What a loving provision put in place by the God of all comfort so we can have the assured hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again one day . Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come I ask Jehovah God to bless your family and give each of you the strength to endure this most trying time . For more information please visit jw.org .

  2. J.W. COMBS
    May 1, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Thank you Marie for the lifelong friendship you gave my mother, thank you for your support during her illness leading up to her passing. You were always warm and loving to my family, may GOD wrap his arms around you and welcome you home….GOD BLESS YOU MARIE You looked after me as a kid and I will always remember you….

  3. Tricia Anne
    May 2, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Gah, you were the most AMAZING Grandmother, you spent your life to the fullest,ALWAYS, trying to make our three lives the BEST, I will forever keep you in my heart and always remember every precious memory that you blessed us with… Your wings were ready,Our hearts were not…

  4. Wanda Darr
    May 2, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Tim andTammy,so sorry for your loss.Mother’s are so special.Praying for God’s comfort during this sorrowful time.Love to all.Wanda and Joe Darr

  5. Wanda Davis
    May 4, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Tim, Tammy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Marie when she worked at A&P. She was always such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  6. Kay Cameron
    May 4, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Tim and Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with at this sad time.

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