Bill “Scooter” Darrah, 85, passed away at the Legacy Lodge on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Chariton, Iowa. He was born June 6, 1934 to Glenn and Murine (Sullivan) Darrah in Chariton, Iowa. On November 24, 1954 he married his high-school sweetheart, Jo Ann Powell in Chariton. Scooter enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, making people laugh and watching sports, especially the Cubs and the Hawks.
He was preceded in death by his son, Cole Darrah; his parents; one brother, Bob Darrah; and one sister, Sally Howell.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jo; four of his children: Corey (Gayle) Darrah of Chariton, Darcy Darrah of Des Moines, Chad (Kim) Darrah of Indianola, and Dana Goldensoph of Chariton; eight grandchildren: Kelli Jo Spoon, Kateo Darrah, McKenzie and Kelsey DeVore, Logan and Melina Darrah, and Ali and Caci Goldensoph; two great-grandchildren: Adrian and Serenity Rochford; two siblings: sister, Kay Worden of Indianola and brother, Don “Butch” (Janice) Darrah of Linville; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Scooter was a life-long resident of Chariton. He graduated from Chariton High (class of 1952). He attended barber school in Des Moines returning to barber with his father, Glenn, for 10 years, only taking a break to serve as an MP in the Korean War. Always a businessman, he later co-owned Woodburn Furniture Mart and owned and operated Darrah Garbage Disposal for 57 years. In 2018 Scooter reluctantly retired, and he and Jo were presented with the second Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chariton Area Chamber for their service to the community. Scooter’s generosity and sense of humor will be missed by many.
A time of gathering will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, Iowa. Private Family services will immediately follow. Online condolences can be left on Fielding’s memorial tributewww.fieldingfuneralhomes.com. Memorial donations can be made to the Legacy Lodge, Chariton Athletics, or Nebraska Medical Center- Liver Transplant Dept.
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