Obituary: Lucile Darby

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Lucile Frances Ryan Darby, 96, passed away peacefully on Friday June 20, 2014. She was born on September 16, 1917, in Sioux City, IA to Effie McNurlen Ryan and Paul Joseph Ryan. Her family moved to Newkirk, OK before settling in Tulsa where Lucile graduated from Central High School. She then attended the University of Tulsa where she was an active member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Following her graduation from TU in 1938, Lucile worked for the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce until her December 1940 marriage to the late Lee Darby of Booneville, MO. She was preceded in death by her beloved son Michael in 2008. Three siblings also preceded her in death: Richard Paul Ryan, Mary Agnes Ryan Harrington and Marcella Ryan Brennan. Lucile and Lee had seven children: Patrick, of Tulsa; James, of Bernice; and Edward, Michael, Daniel, Robert, and Mary Beth Huntze, all of Tulsa. Lucile was active with her children while they attended Cascia Hall and Monte Cassino and was very strong in her Catholic faith.