Kathleen D. (Gilles) Darius

November 17, 1943 ~ December 14, 2019 (age 76)



    Kathleen Dorcas “Kathy” Darius, 76, of Newville passed away Saturday December 14, 2019 in Carlisle, PA.

    Kathy was born November 1943 in the beautiful mountains of Webster Springs, WV. She was the daughter of James Bell and Mary Frances Coe Gilles. Kathy’s 12 siblings include Marge Gilles Hall, Mildred Gilles Schrader, Dacie Gilles Schrader, Norma Gilles Tucker, Freeman Cogar, Artsil Cogar, Paulene Howell, Lonnie Cogar, Doy Cogar, Irene Cogar, Louise Cogar, Lela May Cogar.

    She retired as a Department of the Army Civilian after 22 years distinguished service culminating in the position of Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. Kathy was also an entrepreneur, having owned a clothing store called New Beginnings, and co-owning Millrace, LLC Realty Group. She was a member of the Newville Lions Club and the Christian Bible Fellowship Church in Newville. She was born and died in beloved Appalachian mountain settings. She lived in Washington, D.C. and Tehran, Iran, and Newville, PA and attended the University of Maryland.


    Kathy is survived by her husband

    Dr. Robert G. Darius, Sr. and by her daughter Roxanna, and her son Robert G. Darius Jr. and his wife Naira, and her niece Maxine Divelbliss. Kathy has three grandchildren Rachel Marie Russell, Sylvia Margarete Russell and Linnea Darius.

   A private service will be planned in the Spring.



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