Williamsburg-Ema Darla Graham was born September 13, 1944, in Oakland, California, the daughter of Allison and Mabel (Rath) Catherman. She graduated from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Darla worked for Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids, Rockwell Collins in Coralville for 20+ years retiring in 2016 and worked a number of side jobs including, Paul Reveres Pizza, Myers Grill and Super Valu in Williamsburg. Darla enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, camping, doing yard work and she was always up for a good adventure. She was a care giver to all, her smile was contagious. Darla passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City at the age of 76.
She is survived by her four children, Judith Nuber of Mt. Vernon, Maine, Timothy Wiley of Astoria, OR, Jerilen (John Frenier) DeMuth of Williamsburg and Vernell (Michael) Mumm-Searle of Mt. Vernon, IA; 9 grandchildren, Katie O'Toole, William Mincher, Emilie West, Abbie Mincher, Robert Nuber, Maggie Fatcheric, Jonathan Wiley, James Searle and Jennell Searle; 6 great grandchildren, Aaron West, Jackson West, Connor West, Coleman Jones, Charlie Nuber and Logan Mincher and a sister, Thana Warren of San Leandro, CA and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Darrell and a sister Violet.
Visitation will be Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Celebration of Life Graveside will be 1:00 pm Monday, September 28, 2020 at the Jackson Township Cemetery in Montezuma, Iowa. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.