Darla Jean Dittmar Smith
Services for Darla Smith will be held Thursday, September 9th at 1 pm at Faith Baptist Church, 123 Faith Church Rd., Swansea,SC.
Darla went home to be with her momma and daddy in the arms of the Lord on Sept 3, 2021. Darla was born in Salem, MO to the late Robert and Doris Dittmar. She is survived by her daughter Samantha (Quinn) and their children Camron, Jaden, Riley, Rhyen, and Kori, of Pelion, SC, son Robbie (Samantha) and their children Adrian, and Daedric , of Seamen, OH, and son Stephen Alex of Oklahoma City, OK. Her brothers are Bill (Ruthie) of Buffalo, MO, Richard (Susan) of Aiken, SC, and Stephen (Sue) of Swansea, SC, one sister Ruth Slice of Swansea, SC. Her nieces and nephews are Mickie, Billy, Jeffery, Risa, Bobby, Carlie, Richie, Walter, Stevie, Tyler. She was predeceased by a brother Jeffery Dittmar.
Darla received her bachelor’s degree at Southwest Baptist College (now SWBU) in Bolivar, MO. She began her career as a social worker for the state of SC. She later received her master’s degree and began the career she loved teaching children with disabilities. She developed “Jeremy’s League”, a softball league for special needs students at Calhoun County High School. She also invited and assisted other area schools to participate. Darla gathered sponsorships for the teams from area corporations and businesses.
All those attending service please bring your favorite “Darla” story.
Instead of flowers send gifts to Gideon’s International, your local homeless shelter, Disabled Veteran’s Fund or charity of your choice in her honor.