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Darla Hope Ficklin, born March 23, 1964, to Morland and Bonnie (Sterns) Christopher of Passaic, Missouri, entered into eternal rest on October 23, 2007, at her home in Columbia, Missouri. Darla was in the loving company of her husband, Robert Lee Ficklin, her son, Robert ?Scot? Ficklin, and her daughter, Lindsey Kae Duane. Darla was preceded in death by her father, and she is survived by her mother Bonnie, her two sisters Misty Christopher and Kay Cole and her husband Hershel, and her brother Keith Christopher and his wife Lisa, all of Adrian, Missouri. Darla leaves one grandson, Kenneth Robert Hubbard, of Columbia, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, and her beloved dog Lillian. Darla enjoyed travel, loved to laugh and to make others laugh, and she always offered comfort and support to those who could not stand for themselves. Darla excelled in her career as a nurse, and she found her calling working with the elderly and other people who needed the most care and compassion. A celebration of Darla?s life will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday November 4, 2007, at 317 Foxfire Drive in Columbia. Please call 999-9190 for details regarding the service.