Olive Bernice Darling

April 28, 1908 ‒ November 17, 2001

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Olive Bernice Darling, age 93, of State Route 97, East, Bellville, died Saturday morning November 17, 2001, in her home following a long illness.

She was born April 28, 1908, in Rowan County, Kentucky, to Willie S. & Minerva Vance (Crose) Perry, and had lived in the Bellville-Butler area since 1966, coming from Middletown Ohio.

Olive was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was also a member of TOPS Ohio 680, a weight loss club, and for 17 years stayed at her goal weight. Olive loved gardening, baby-sitting, writing letters, and was a loving mother and grandmother to all her family.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Lois & Carroll Oyster of Bellville; ten grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; a sister Opal Alfrey of Mansfield; a daughter-in-law Beatrice Brewer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles J. Darling on February 8, 1975; two sons Floyd and Glen Brewer; two brothers Emmit and Clyde Perry; two sisters Elma Law and Nellie Hughes; and two great grandsons Timothy B. Tilton and Scott Beeman.

Friends may call Monday November 19, 2001, from 4 to 7 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bellville, with the Rev. Douglas J. Pretorius officiating. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery near Butler.

Memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church may be made at the funeral home.