Darlene had a wonderful life. She was married to Pat O. Whitaker for many years before his passing in 2019. They have left behind six kids… Paula (Mike) Fitzpatrick, Scott (Rita) Murders, Sharlette (Brent) Case, Scott (Monica) Whitaker, Trevor Whitaker, and Tressa (Bill) Brodie; eight grandkids, and 12 great-grandkids.

Darlene worked at Mercy Medical Center for years. She started as a house keeper and took many college classes to become a Dialysis Tech. Then on to a supervisor before retiring. She was a huge supporter of Mercy Foundations.

She made themed trees for their festival of the trees at Seven Feathers. She always had a table set up for her family to sit with her as the event happened. She then ran a second-hand store. She helped the homeless and disadvantage as much as she could. This made her very happy in her heart. There will be no service due to the pandemic, but the family will spread her ashes in the spring privately.

A special thank you to Don & Martha Whitaker for all the continued help they have given to help mom in her final years.

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