Joan Elsheimer Darby

Profile Updated: May 16, 2018
Joan Elsheimer
Residing In: Coffeyville, KS USA
Spouse/Partner: Dale Darby
Occupation: Retired Licensed Social Worker with the St. of KS.
Children: Darla Darby Finn, born 1975
Neil Darby, born 1980
Yes! Attending Reunion
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My husband and I are both retired and are spending a lot of our time finishing out the full basement. We recently sold our acreage, barn, and pond so we only have the upkeep of the house we had built in 1978 and the surrounding yard. We've had a front porch added and deck in the back which greatly changes the appearance of our place. We have 2 grandchildren who are 4 and 9 yrs. old and live in Ok. We recently bought a camper and parked it near Claremore for the purpose of family gatherings nearer our grandchildren.
Our church is an important part of our everyday lives and do enjoy the company of those friends. My other 4 siblings live in close proximity so we keep in close touch.
I would welcome contact with classmates via this messg. center, phone call, or visit to our home.

School Story:

Vocal music was my extra activity during my school years and I continued on with it through my college years. During my last 2 years of college in LeMars, Ia., I was a member of the top 64 member travelling chorale and sang at the World's Fair in Montreal Canada in 1968. We travelled by private buses for 2 weeks to and from Montreal taking in some of the local tourist attractions including Niagara Falls and the exhibits of the Fair.

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Nov 16, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Start getting ready for a Happy birthday coming soon! Jim, Claudia, I know you're enjoying being close to your grandkids. That makes life worth living! Darla and her family have moved to Ohio (in July) for her husband's job. It is hard on us all but it was a big advancement for Gary. We miss the gr. kids immensely and Darla misses being here. So, I emphasize, enjoy now!

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Nov 09, 2018 at 11:08 AM

See you're having another one of those aging processes happening soon--a birthday. Enjoy it and share with family and friends...……..Joan

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Nov 08, 2018 at 7:28 PM

Hi Deb, Have a happy day on your Birthday and many more!

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Oct 15, 2018 at 11:11 PM

Happy birthday a few days early. It's been busy around here lately. Dtr. and family moved a few states away (for the first time), a neighbor broke her neck in a fall in her own house and when she called us to come get her from the hosp. (thought she was just shook up) a couple of hrs. after we arrived, we all learned she was being transferred to Tulsa hosp. for more tests. She asked us to look in on her house dog which we did as well as taking her outside to a walk, etc. The next day when we took the dog out, we noticed she had blood on her tail (and other places). Called our neighbor for further advice, got the dog ready to go to vet, then learned the dog wouldn't let us lift her by the ribs and she bit my husb. Had to call the neighbor back to get further instructions on handling the dog, got her loaded and another friend took the dog to vet. My husb. saw our Dr.(he'd had a tetanus shot in May and dog was up to date with shots) but husb. still got a small infection which I noticed the next morn. and cleaned the wound again and doctored it and now it's okay. Neighbor will be home sometime this wk. and so will dog. Wow.
Anyway, keep up your momentum with the house projects and take pride in what you're doing! Joan

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Oct 13, 2018 at 10:44 PM
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Oct 11, 2018 at 11:56 PM

May you be blest with the happiest of birthday's yet!!!!!

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Sep 22, 2018 at 6:19 PM

Hi Charlotte; have a happy birthday today and many more. Let me hear from you. I spent a summer (1967) living with some folks in Salina. They were friends of the college I graduated from in Iowa. I worked in a restaurant that was at the intersection of two major hiways there. I was a greeter, (cashier and bookkeeper at times).

Sep 22, 2018 at 6:14 PM

Happy Birthday, Johnnie, and many more to come! Joan

Sep 22, 2018 at 6:10 PM

Have a good one today, Bruce!

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Sep 05, 2018 at 11:31 PM

Happy Birthday Linda!
Our kids just moved from Owasso but my sister still lives near Claremore!

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Aug 31, 2018 at 4:53 AM

Posted on: Aug 28, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Have a happy birthday on your day. Do something you enjoy. The best is here and now!

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Aug 24, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Have a good birthday, Larry!

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Aug 15, 2018 at 10:47 AM

Happy birthday Janet; make it the bestest!

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Aug 14, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Hi Richard: Wishing you a wonderful birthday with good health and enjoying your family. Joan

Aug 14, 2018 at 9:15 PM

Hi Margaret: I'm wishing you a happy birthday and many more to come!

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Aug 13, 2018 at 4:25 PM

Posted on: Aug 11, 2018 at 1:33 PM

Hi Donnie, I've been thinking of all the friends that I've been keeping in my prayers and you are one of them. How are you doing? How are the treatments coming along? Are you able to travel?
Two of my sisters and I just got back from Minn. where I was born and my folks moved here from, and we attended a cousin's wedding. It was hot and humid there but not as much as here. More people have air conditioning there now.
Most of the people (and our family) are gone that knew and grew up with my parents but we make the yearly trek to keep the memory and German traditions alive. We attended the local little country church they took Catechism in I was Christened into; believe it or not new people have bought farms and those people are attending that little church. It was full from the front to the back pews. New things are happening there! I knew you'd be interested in hearing this.

Prayers are answered all the time! Let me hear from you. Joan