Darlene Phythyon

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September 15, 1949 - April 21, 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 5-8 p.m.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10 a.m., Graveside service at 2 p.m.


Darlene Ann (Mathews) Phythyon, age 61, of Westerville, OH. April 21, 2011. Graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School in 1967. Member Church of the Messiah United Methodist, Marathoner in Training (MIT) and Weight Watchers. An avid Zumba enthusiast. Survived by her husband, William “Bill” Phythyon; daughters, Sara Alana (Michael) Wyen and Mollie W Phythyon; canine companion, Rusty; and numerous family and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Helen (Hrenko) Mathews; and brother, Alan Mathews. She was a beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law and friend. An inspiration to many; her kindness and encouragement will be missed by all who knew her. Friends may call at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Monday 5-8 p.m. where service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Steve Putka, officiating. Interment Lordstown Village Cemetery, Warren, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to McConnell Heart Hospital at Riverside.


Spud - May 27, 2011

AKAIK you’ve got the aswner in one!

Mike Stayrook - Apr 26, 2011

So sorry to here of your loss.Our thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

Lisa Chinn - Apr 25, 2011

Bill, Sara, and Mollie
I am so sorry for your loss. Darlene was an amazing woman and a wondeful friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.May your memories help you through these difficult times.
Lisa Chinn

Karl Stromeier - Apr 25, 2011

Sara and family:
I was so sad to hear of the loss of your Mother on Thursday. Please take comfort in knowing that all of us here at Faith Mission are thinking of you during this difficult time. I know what it is like to loose a parent, and while their presence will be missed, their love and influence will always remain with you in your heart.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Karl Stromeier
Faith Mission

Rosemary Robertson - Apr 25, 2011

Bill, Sara and Mollie, So sorry about your loss.Darlene was a lovely,friendly person that I met when Sara and Jon swam for gcsto. Rosemary Robertson

Wendy Stein - Apr 25, 2011

Bill, Sara, and Mollie, my heart aches for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. -Wendy

Ken & Pat Pikor - Apr 24, 2011

Bill, Sara, Mike, and Mollie. Words aren’t enough to express our Deepest Sympathy on loss of Darlene. Darlene was a Gift from God and we are so glad we got to know her! She spoke frequently of her love for all of you and I am so very glad you girls were so close and got to share running. Sara-you write a beautiful blog and how fitting you will bury her in her running shoes. She is still with you just in a different form and she is with you every step all of you take–running and in life. Ken & Pat Pikor

Judi Welsh - Apr 24, 2011

I am so very sorry for you loss. Darlene’s smile and enthusiasm made running so much more fun for me and many other MITers! She will always be in our hearts.

Nancy Ritz - Apr 24, 2011

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew Darlene from way back when we went to sunday school together and all through our school years.
Nancy Ritz

Mike Stickle Family - Apr 23, 2011

Bill, Sara, and Mollie,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and trust in our Lord.
Mike Stickle Family

Dave Bergman - Apr 23, 2011

Bill, We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. If you need anything at all just let us know. God Bless you always!
Dave & Patti Bergman

Sandy Robinson-Craig - Apr 23, 2011

Bill,Sara, and Molly
My heart aches for you loss. The most wonderful person that I could call my friend.
My prayers are with you

Jessica Kratzer-Manly - Apr 23, 2011

Bill, Sara and Mollie,
I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace during this time.

Julius & Sheila Chambers - Apr 23, 2011

To the Family:
We are sorry for you loss. But just remember that God is there to provide the strength that you need to survive.
Julius & Sheila

Richard Carey - Apr 23, 2011

I’m so sorry about what happened! My condolences to you and your family.
If you need anything, don’t hesitate to call.

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