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.