Donna R. Darrah, age 94, a New Castle resident, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 following a brief illness. She was born November 12, 1926 in New Castle, Indiana, a daughter of the late Jess and Gladys Irene Reece Ratliff.
She was a lifelong resident of Henry County and a 1945 graduate of Kennard High School. She was retired from Delco Remy of General Motors in Anderson, Indiana after 43 years of service. Donna and her late husband, Rollie, owned and operated Darrah’s Restaurant in New Castle for several years. She loved family activities, enjoyed vacations in Florida, fishing, and participating in the New Castle Memorial Day Parade. She was also an antique automobile enthusiast and was a member of the “Ladies of the Elks” organization.
Left to cherish Donna’s loving memory include, one granddaughter, Carrie Lee Darrah Elliott (husband, Benjamin); five great-grandchildren, Michael, Trenton, Darrah, Benjamin Koda, Yezzique Elliott, all of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; one great-great-grandson, Kaiden Elliott; one sister, Wanda Pfenninger, New Castle; one nephew, Michael Ratliff (wife, Lynn) of Ft. Myers, Florida.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rollie Darrah; a son, Gary Darrah; a niece, Julie Pfenninger; brother-in-law, Frank Pfenninger.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Macer-Hall-Marcum & Moffitt Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad Street, New Castle with Reverend Holly Hardsaw officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown, Indiana. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m., until service time at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the family of Donna R. Darrah.