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Obituary for Sue Darby

March 9, 1936 - December 5, 2017
Aurora, Illinois | Age 81


It is with deep sorrow that the Darby family announces of the death of Sue Darby. She fought the good fight. She was born in Aurora, Illinois on March 9, 1936. She died Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 81.

Sue taught 7th grade science for 21 years in the West Aurora School District. She also served on the East Aurora school board. She was the secretary of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and her church Sunday school group. She was an active member and past President of the Junior Women's Club. She was past president of the PTA. Sue was secretary/treasurer of the Fowler Grove Cemetery and the Kelly Lake Sanitary District. She was a member of several bridge clubs.

Sue was an IHSA swim official and an alternate swim official for the 1972 Summer Olympics in Chicago, Illinois. She coached the girl's swim team for West High School. She was an avid quilter, knitter, and an accomplished seamstress.

Sue loved her time at Kelly Lake, watching her family and friends enjoy what she helped create. She enjoyed sailing, swimming her laps, and finishing each day by watching the sunset from the dock.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Delmonte; her 5 children, Del, Edward (Judi), Alan (Anita), Bruce (Chris), and Kenneth (Dianne). She is also survived by two sisters Ruthann (Don) Bloom and Pam (Bill) McGill. Also surviving Sue are 8 grandchildren: Amanda, Kye, Joseph, Tyler, Nathaniel, Allison, Drew, and Nash; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Ruth Fowler.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 with a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. Services will be held at Bethany of Fox Valley UMC, 2200 Ridge Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kelly Lake Advancement for the conservation of the lake Sue loved so much. Donations can be sent to c/o KLAA, 214 Bevier Place, Aurora, IL 60505.

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Healy Chapel

332 W Downer Pl
Aurora, IL 60506
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