Norma L. Dilts Darbro Earls, 91, of Vevay, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at her residence.
She was born on July 22, 1930, in Switzerland County, Indiana, to Leroy and Mary Grace Turner Dilts. She was raised in Switzerland and Ohio counties, Indiana, and was a 1948 graduate of Patriot High School. She married Roy Darbro on Dec. 24, 1948. She was widowed on June 8, 1969, and later married John J. Earls on Aug. 4, 1979. She resided in Versailles, Indiana and Madison, Indiana, before moving to Vevay where she lived the rest of her life. She was a member of the Fredonia Baptist Church in Vevay and the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 Ladies Auxiliary. She was a homemaker and enjoyed flowers, reading, sewing and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her sons, Larry Darbro of Florence, Indiana, Robert “Bobby” Darbro of Vevay and Luke Earls of Tennessee; her daughters, Carolyn “Jo” Lee of Perry Park, Kentucky, Deborah Lynn “Debbie” Simpson and Billie Kuhnen, both of Vevay, Beanie Driver of East Enterprise, Indiana, and Jill Darbro and Ruby Young, both of Madison; her stepsons, John Frederick “Fred” Earls of Madison, Charles Michael “Mike” Earls of Lakeland, Florida and the Rev. William Arthur “Bill” Earls of Fayetteville, Ohio; her stepdaughter, Sharon Hansel of Vevay; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, her step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her infant sons, Charles Denver Darbro and Melvin Gayle Darbro; her sons, Paul Kenneth “Kenny” Darbro and Gary Ray Darbro; her sisters, Frances L. Wigal and Erma Rae Earls; her brother, Roy Dilts; a half-brother, Frank Scudder; and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery there. Visitation is 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Vevay American Legion Post No.185 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fredonia Cemetery Fund through the funeral home or online, www.haskelland