RAVENNA - Darla Jean Robeson, age 67 of Ravenna, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born May 1, 1946, in East Liverpool, to parents Russell and Martha (Smith) Reight. Darla was affectionately known as Jean to her family and friends. She recently retired from Western Reserve Farm Co-Op in Ravenna, following in her father's footsteps. Jean was a loving mother, caring daughter, wonderful sister, and proud grandmother. Family was always the focal point in Jean's life and she will be remembered for her generous, caring, and fun loving spirit.
Jean is survived by her children: Niki (Brent Sterling) Hicks and Pete (Doni) Robeson all of Ravenna; grandchildren: Jerrod, Kylie, and Ethan Hicks, Kailyn and Brenna Sterling, Evan, Georgia, and Miles Robeson; mother Martha Reight of Salineville; sisters: Judy (Roger) Enoch of Edinburg, Janet (Dick) Kerr of Salineville, Bev (Tom) Doorly of Carlisle, Pa.; her brother Scott Reight of Edinburg, as well as her stepchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friend Sylvia Pugh.
Jean was preceded in death by her father Russell Reight in 2010.
Friends will be received Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Timothy Paroz on Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Edinburg Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.