Mount Vernon News
  • Darel L. Hathaway

  • February 18, 2010

FREDERICKTOWN — Darel L. Hathaway, 69, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Grant Medical Center.

Darel was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Mount Vernon, a son of Leland M. Hathaway and the late Lorilla Z. (Shinaberry) Hathaway. He was a graduate of Fredericktown High School in 1958. He received his American Farmer Degree. Darel was in the agricultural business for 50 years. Darel found great enjoyment in attending his grandkids’ sporting events and activities.

Darel was a loving husband, father, and grandfather to his surviving wife of 49 years, Lela (Oswalt) Hathaway; two sons, Dan (Debra) Hathaway and Kim (Melissa) Hathaway; five grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Sydney, Dustin and Austin, all of Fredericktown; two sisters, Ronda Hathaway of Fredericktown and Connie (Al) Arens of Brecksville; mother-in-law, Virginia (Burl) Woods; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Darel was preceded in death by his mother.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Darel L. Hathaway.



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