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Richard W. Roby

May 16, 1936 ~ April 14, 2021 (age 84)



Richard W. Roby, 84, of DeGraff, Ohio passed away at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.

He was born in DeGraff May 16, 1936, a son of the late Wilbur Walter and Alice Mae (Huber) Roby.

On December 24, 1953, he married Shirley “Joanne” (Vaughn) Roby and she preceded him in death in 2010.  He was also preceded in death by a son, James “Jim” Roby and two brothers, Robert and Donald Roby.

He is survived by a son, Jeff (Lorna) Roby of DeGraff; four grandchildren, Jim (Amy) Roby of Anna, Ohio, Michael (Crissy) Roby of Sidney, Ohio, Luke (Kathy) Roby of Marysville, Ohio and Morgan (Seth) Barnes of Indian Lake, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren: Troy, Zeke, Isaac, Urban, Natalie, Mason, Laynie, Caden and Kiera; his siblings: Constance J. “Connie” Swartz, Susan White, Jeanne C. Hill and Larry A. (Emma) Roby; a daughter-in-law, Debra Roby of Anna; a sister-in-law, Shirley Roby and many nieces and nephews.

Richard worked as a machinist for many years including MidStates Packaging, D.A.B. in Bellefontaine, Monarch in Sidney and after retiring from machinery work he farmed for several years.  He enjoyed John Deere tractors and gardening.  He was an active member of the DeGraff Baptist Church and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Deacon Mike Idle will officiate the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff. Visitation will held from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. 

Burial will be at the Greenwood-Union Cemetery in DeGraff.

Due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and consider wearing a face covering. 

The staff of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff is honored to serve the Roby family.



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April 19, 2021

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of DeGraff
210 W. Hayes St.
DeGraff, OH 43318

Funeral Service
April 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of DeGraff
210 W. Hayes St.
DeGraff, OH 43318


DeGraff Baptist Church
100 E. Miami St., DeGraff OH 43318

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