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On October 5, 2019, Darlene Ruth Schwartz, mother of three, passed away at the age of 73. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 11th from 2-4pm at Roger T Sermon Community Center, 4th floor meeting room in Independence, MO. Darlene was born on July 7, 1946. She was originally from Baltimore, MD, also lived in Seattle, WA, and Independence, MO
Darlene was a strong independent woman who was not afraid of hard work and was willing to make the hard decisions that others shied away from. She was an advocate for social justice and equality throughout her life, beginning in the time of the Civil Rights movement and continuing to current movements. She was a person that others could count on to provide support and listen even when she had to put her own needs aside to help.
Survivors include her three children; James, Christina, and Steph, grandchildren; Micheal Vincent, Kristy, Zane, Logan, Jaden, James and Lauren, great grandchildren; Dylan and Nathan, sisters; Paula, Theresa, and Sharon, and brother Paul.
Flowers or other memorial contributions should be sent to Christina or Steph.
Aunt Theresa says
To Tina, James, Steph and famiies
Though your deep sadness, remember the good times.
Look for your mom, always in rainbows, sunrises and sunsets.
Steph R Springfielt says
Mom, I am grateful that your stuggle is over, but I miss you terribly. It’s very odd sensation because when things like this happen you are one of the first people I turn to, and it’s difficult not being able to send you a text or message. I love you and know your struggle is over.
Adrianna Bernal & Vincent Seutter says
Steph and family,
We are both very sorry for your loss of your mom. Please know that we have you in our prayers and that she is free from pain. I never personally got to share a memory with her but I’m sure she was a kind, wise and loving woman. I hope with time, and love from your friends and family will help put your heart at ease.
John Dunnock says
Paula and the Schwartz family,
My condolences for your loss. From Paula’s description Darlene was a good and strong person. We need more like her in the world. Deepest sympathy in this time of loss.
Sharon and Wayne Martlock says
Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for the beautiful moments and memories we shared with them. Your mother was a beautiful, strong, independent, loving, and kind soul, and she will not be forgotten. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” (Gandhi)
Christina McMasters says
I didn’t think mom was close to passing away. As I look back now I see that she’s been preparing me as well as my siblings, for months. I just ignored the signs. Even in the end, she thought of the needs of us and I can confidently say we had nothing left unsaid. She was an incredible mom and a wonderful human being. I will miss you always.
Lisa Doyle says
The world is smaller without my favorite “work mom” in it. Til we meet again…
Tasha & Andrew Scarbrough says
We are both sending you lots of healing and good vibes. We are so sorry for your loss and your sadness. Your mom was an amazing lady and will be missed very much. We are here for you always for anything you need.
Paula G. Schwartz says
Sister and Friend – Thank you for being there, sharing endless conversations about nothing and everything. For the comfort, protection, gifts of love, support, courage and bravery offered freely. Your physical presence with be sorely missed by all but the memories will always be present, providing laughter, solace and warmth.
Love Ya – Paula
Our thoughts go out to you in this hard time. We are all thinking of you and hoping you and your family can find comfort in the memories of your mother.
Matt Lucas says
My Aunt Dar and God mom was always there for us and you know she had you back. I love you and will miss you!!! Thank you for the support over the years
My aunt Dar holds a special place in the hearts of her nieces and nephews. Aunt Dar often a source of good, unbiased advice and wonderful friendships. Understandably then, coping with the loss of my aunt Dar can be especially difficult. Many people find solace in crying, talking, and writing about their aunt. Sharing special stories about aunt Dar with others and reliving shared experiences can keep her alive in memory. It is also a way to celebrate the value of life and family relationships and even validate our reason for living.
Cody Hackney says
I am sorry to hear of your passing. So glad to hear you are finally out of pain.