Kathleen C. Darr, 54, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Cleveland Clinic, with her husband, Ron, of thirty-two years by her side. She was born on February 13, 1964 in Fremont, the daughter of Gene and Kay (Thomsen) Courtney. She was a 1982 graduate of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School.
Kathleen married Ronald S. Darr on October 26, 1985 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She first worked as a sales clerk at Swint Reineck Hardware. She then worked at Finishing Touch Gallery as the manager. Kathleen went on to work as the craft director at Campfire. Lastly, she owned and operated KC Darr Studios, as a freelance artist, from her home for over ten years.
Kathleen was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Kathleen was a Campfire leader where she served on the Board of Directors and was also a Cub Scout leader.
Kathleen enjoyed arts and crafts, one of her favorite works was a mural she painted in the bathroom at the westside Dairy Queen in Fremont. Her greatest joy was being a stay at home mom and raising her family whom she loved. You will remember her most as a professional volunteer and for her service at the playground, being a scout leader and as a SJCC band mom. Kathleen enjoyed family vacations, driving by the lake and working on her historic house on Tiffin Street. She loved spending time with her family and friends, her cats and researching her family genealogy.
Kathleen is survived by her husband, Ronald S. Darr, Fremont, OH; children, Katie (Nate) Richter, Gibsonburg, OH, Michael (Desaree) Darr, Fremont, OH and Caroline Darr, Cleveland, OH; mother, Kay (Burk) Courtney Tischler, Fremont, OH; siblings, Beth (Casey) VanFleet, Bellevue, OH, Peggy Courtney, Woodville, OH, Jennifer (Joe) Ziebold, Elmore, OH; father and mother-in-law, Raymond and Dorothy Darr, Fremont, OH; sisters-in-law, Cathy (Norm) Selvey, Fremont, OH, Karen (Bob “No Apple Pie”) Staudinger, Oregon, OH; brothers-in-law, Randy (Leslie) Darr, Fremont, OH and Roger (Jen) Darr, Findlay, OH; many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Gene Courtney; niece Samantha Rodriguez and brother-in-law, Rick Darr.
Visitation: Thursday from 2 – 8 pm with a Vigil at 7:30 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, April 27, 2018, 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St, Fremont, OH.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools.