Darrell W “Mighty Mouse” Deem

b. 26 August 1921, d. 20 May 2008

Father*Felix Washington Deem b. 29 Mar 1886, d. 5 Feb 1942
Mother*Viola May Morehead b. 29 Apr 1887, d. 16 Dec 1956
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Birth*Darrell W “Mighty Mouse” Deem was born on 26 August 1921 at Beatrice, Ritchie County, WV.1 
(Living With Parents) CensusHe appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of his parents Felix Washington Deem and Viola May Morehead at Staunton Pike, Murphy District, Ritchie County, WV; Felix W Deem 44 Oil Well Driller, Viola M Deem 42, Dallas L Deem 18, Hazel G Deem 18, Duenard M Deem 15, Denver F Deem 17, Darell W Deem 8, Hilda M Deem 5, Doy C Deem 3.2
Marriage*Darrell W “Mighty Mouse” Deem married Georgia Pearl Phillips, daughter of Abner J Phillips and Edna Jenkins, on 23 January 1943 at Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Minister William John Judy.1
Death*Darrell W “Mighty Mouse” Deem died on 20 May 2008 at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Marietta, Washington County, OH, at age 86.3 
Obituary*His obituary published on 22 May 2008 at Parkersburg News, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV; Darrell W. “Mighty Mouse” Deem, 86, of Belpre, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Beatrice, W.Va., on Aug. 26, 1921, the son of the late Felix W. and Viola Mae Morehead Deem. He was the last remaining member of his family of four boys and two girls.

He was educated in Ritchie County and served his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II and the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He was a welder for 33 years with Boilermakers Local 667, Charleston, W.Va. He was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 129 in Williamstown and a life-time member of VFW Post 5108 in Marietta.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Georgia Phillips Deem; one daughter, Barbara S. Payton (Wayne) of Springfield, W.Va; three sons, Gary Deem of Lorain, Ohio, Steven D. Deem of Clarksburg and Barton W. Deem (Lori) of Newport, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, with Pastor Jim Lynch officiating. Full military rites by the VFW Post 5108 of Marietta will immediately follow services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Deem Cemetery in Beatrice with Masonic services conducted at the gravesite. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.3
Burial*He was buried on 23 May 2008 at Deem Cemetery, Beatrice, Ritchie County, WV.3 


Georgia Pearl Phillips b. 22 February 1919

Last Edited2 Nov 2010


  1. [S1] Wood County WV Marriage Record.
  2. [S210] 1930 Census Ritchie County WV Murphy District.
  3. [S7] Obituary.