Roma June Darity

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Roma June Darity, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born December 29, 1935 in Barry County, Mo., a daughter of Frank and Ida Ethel (Young) Darity. She departed this life on March 30 in Fayetteville at the age of 75 years.

June loved spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and working outside. She loved to take quiet strolls and enjoy nature. She also loved to gaze at the stars.

June spent most of her adult life working for several local families meeting their everyday needs as a housekeeper and caregiver. She was of the Pentecostal Faith.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Johnson of Eureka Springs; three sisters, Inez Luker of Raymore, Mo., Imadean Studdard of Lampassas, Texas, and Wilma Gilley of Cassville, Mo.; three grandchildren, Krystin, Kyla and Kolton Johnson all of Eureka Springs; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

June was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ida Darity; one brother, Johnie W.R. Darity; and two sisters, Lorene Bonta and Pauline Reynolds.

Memorial services were April 6 at the Roach Cemetery with Reverend Stan Adams officiating. Interment followed in the Roach Cemetery. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Roma June Darity Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Berryville, 305 Public Square, Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at