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Darlene was born September 8, 1936 in Arrow Rock, MO to Clyde and Mary Thomason.
She is survived by a sister Wanda Sims, 2 sons James Douglas Newell and Mark Carlin, 2 daughters Brenda Dixon and Velva Steinhurst, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Darlene retired from Tivol Jewelry in 2007. She was an auxiliary member of the American Legion post 327 and donated a lot of time there. She enjoyed traveling with friends and spending time with friends (and foes) playing poker at the legion. In her younger years she enjoyed fishing and bowling. She stated several times that she had a good life.
She will be missed by so many who knew and loved her.
Donation may be made to the American Legion Post 327.
Ann Siems (Sara's mom) says
I know how much you all are going to miss Darlene aka Granny Great. You have many wonderful memories of time spent with her. Let those memories help ease your pain right now. They will lift you up with time.
Prayers and condolences to all of you.
Brian lee says
Darlene, the family will miss you so much. I can remember the 80s when I meet you, and you took me in as part of the family. The family get togethers at your home and having that awesome Lemon cake ? while playing cards ? or what ever we was doing. Times at the Pit fishing ? and sitting by the campfire ?. Cathy and I would just stop in and see you and you would be so happy to see us. I always felt welcomed. Your going to be missed by so many, My condolences ? and prayers are with you and the family.
steven Swartz says
You were great lady, always a smile. Made the best cherry cooler!
So much fun at the poker table.
Made loosing enjoyable. Save me a seat at the big poker table.
You will be missed
Pamela Moran says
I love you with all my heart.I will miss you always.Know you are at peace.
Marilyn Shipley says
Dear friend, you are already missed. Your smile when you saw a friend, the confidence in all you were confronted with, the love you had for all your family and the appreciation you had for all they did for you. Your sister who was so dear to you. You introduced so many of us to new places to play poker and you loved your pitch plus you could out cook us all. . Your our legend and have created a hole in our hearts.