Mavis J. Darcy, 60, died Sunday, September 2, 2007 at Lakewood Hospital. She was born May 19, 1947 in Elyria where she was a lifelong resident.
She graduated from Elyria High School in 1965 where she was a member of the National Honor Society and National Thespians. She graduated from Miami University, Oxford, with a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She also received a Masters in Latin from Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
She taught English and Latin for 32 years at Clearview High School retiring in 2001.
She created an academic course called "Detective Novel" which dealt with student exhibits of real life crimes.
She was involved in the 1995 investigation of the Sam Shepard murder trial. The exhibits from that investigation were influential in obtaining a new trial.
She was a member of the Commanders' Club of the Disabled American Veterans.
Her name is listed on the Wall of Tolerance in AL.
She had traveled in 44 States and 20 European countries.
She loved dogs and rabbits and was an amateur geneologist. Other interests included reading, stamp and coin collecting.
Mavis is survived by aunts, Malvine Kader and Gussie Wolf, both of Elyria; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Darcy in 1964; and her mother, Agnes Darcy (nee Kranyak) in 2003.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 P.M. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Ave., Elyria. Visitation will also be Thursday from 10 to 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home followed by an 11 A.M. graveside service at St. Mary's Cemetery, Elyria. Rev. Charles T. Diedrick will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 or The Alzheimer's Assoc., P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, OH 44194-4924.