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Harold "Curly" Defibaugh

   Harold Leroy “Curly” Defibaugh, 92, of Hollansburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 26, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

   He was born in Lynn, Indiana, on August 6, 1928, the son of Russell Earl and Jessie Marie Phillips Defibaugh.
   Curly retired from Kaiser Agricultural Chemical. He had worked earlier in life as a farmer and at the Palestine Exchange. He also drove a school bus for many years. He served as the Harrison Township Trustee for 26 years and formerly served on the Darke County Sheriff’s Patrol. He enjoyed the outdoors all of his life and spent many years hunting coon, coyotes, fox, deer as well as fishing. He mowed lawns after his retirement and was a fixture in Hollansburg, waving to passersby from his front porch swing.

   Curly will be missed by his wife, the former Martha Holzapfel; his children, Mickie & Duane Brim, Marjorie Defibaugh, Connie Miller; Martha’s children, Michelle & Marc Flood, Mark & Toni Holzapfel, Jim & Lorraine Holzapfel; 9 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.

   Curly was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lloyd Harold Defibaugh; step-grandson, Dustin Mote; sisters, Freda Fullerton and Betty Harris; brothers, Bob Defibaugh, Bill Defibaugh and Earl Defibaugh.

   A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, in Green Mound Cemetery in New Madison, Ohio.

   Memorial contributions are encouraged for Tri-Village Rescue, 320 North Main Street, New Madison, OH 45346.


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Mark, Toni and family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Curly. In sorrow we mourn those lost. In gratitude we embrace those around us. In sympathy we reach out to those who grieve. Blessing to you all and peace and comfort for your hearts.

Dawn and Jeff Grube Sep 1 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Curlys passing. My Mother Phyllis, Princess ,Buck, Robert and Donna would have been cousins of Curly. They were the children of Garlen. Defibaugh.. I have met him and he was so nice. So sorry for your loss.Sincerly, Deborah Martin

Deborah Martin Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for the whole family he was a good person from Deedee day

Deedeeday Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Mark and Toni and your entire family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte and Tim Moss Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with Martha and the whole family, I feel blessed to have just seen him a few days ago. Lots of great memories.

Lori (Poling) Rammel Aug 29 2020 12:00 AM

Martha our prayers are with you and the family , Jane and Steve

Steve Hickey Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

My Sincere Sympathy to all the Family. I went to school with Lloyd.
Lynne Bruner Hinshaw

Lynne Hinshaw Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM

Martha my prayers go to you and your family, Curly was such a wonderful neighbor. he will truly be missed whenever I go through Hollansburg and he's not sitting on his front porch to wave at my thoughts are with you.

Eric Burns Aug 28 2020 12:00 AM