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Darmel James Steen

May 3, 1932 — September 2, 2020

STEEN, Darmel James, age 88, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Hearth and Home at El Camino. Darmel arrived on May, 3, 1932 to the late William and Daisy Mae (Clifford-Benner) Steen of South Solon, Ohio. Darmel attended South Solon High School and, as class president, graduated in 1950. He attended Cedarville College and Wilmington College, was an active member of his fraternity, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in education. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Business from Wittenberg University in 1962 along with various classes from Ohio State University. He taught at Port William until 1958 when he started teaching at Shawnee High School, where he taught business classes and coached a doubles team who won the state championship in tennis. He also took pictures of the football team each week in action. He served in the United States Army from 1957 through 1963. Darmel married June Mozell Graves after 3 years of courtship on September 12, 1958 at Lagonda United Methodist Church, and they had 62 wonderful years together. Darmel retired from teaching business classes, computers, head of computer center, plus state and federal work in June 1986 with 33 years of service. He worked part time in computers and a print shop until his wife retired in 2004.

Darmel was a faithful and involved member of Lagonda United Methodist Church from 1956 to the close of the church. He then attended Faith United Methodist Church where he was involved with Sunday school classes, choir, administrative board chairman, and various other duties. He enjoyed life, his family, people, sports, friends, 23 years of Western Square Dancing, and meeting new people. He was a good, faithful, helpful, and believer in God. Darmel believed in always helping people whenever he could; and he was a loving and faithful father and husband. A lot of people called him “Trouble” because they loved his wit, care, smiles, friendliness, and especially his hugs. He helped and worked with the Boy Scout Troop at Lagonda and, both Daryl and David (sons), attained Eagle Scout and beyond.

He lost his parents; brother: Marvin; sister: Helen Fradd; and various cousins. He is survived by his wife: June Mozell; brother: Bill (Janet); children: Daryl (Kim), David (Lori), Michelle (Jerry) Leonard; nephew: Jim (Sue) Fradd and Eddie Fradd; great nephew: Jay Fradd; and various cousins; grandchildren: Bradley and Riley Steen, Julia Steen, Ethan (Yasmine) Slark, and Jonathan (Samantha) Slark.

Darmel James Steen, 88 years, is at peace and in a good place looking down on us all.

A visitation for family and friends will be held Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM with a service to follow at 7:00 PM at JACKSON, LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER. The family asks donations to be made to your favorite charity in Darmel’s honor as he gave to so many different ones he believed in.

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Visitation

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45503

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center

2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45503

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