Darlene E. Misener (nee' Williamson) was born Mar. 16, 1934, in Parsons, KS, to Lester Williamson and wife Myrtle (nee’ Barnhart). She died Tuesday, Sept. 01, 2020, in Washington, MO, at the age of 86 years.
Darlene received her education in Altamont, KS, and graduated from Labette County Community High School in 1952. She was united in marriage to Roy Misener on Nov. 14, 1952, in Altamont, KS, and the couple made their home in Parsons, KS. The marriage was blessed with four children. They moved to Washington, MO, in 1971 and then to Union, MO, in 2002. Darlene continued her education at Stephens College to become a teacher and earned a bachelor of science degree in childhood education in 1986. She worked as an elementary teacher at South Point Elementary in Washington, MO, until her retirement from the Washington School District. Darlene also sold Mary Kay Cosmetics and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Darlene loved her family dearly and enjoyed the opportunities she was afforded to spend time with them and make such wonderful memories. She considered it one of her greatest blessings to witness for her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Elmer and Kenneth Williamson, and one sister Mary Neely.
She is survived by three sons: Kent (Betty) Misener of Washington, MO, Scott (Lisa) Misener of Warrenton, MO, and Shawn Misener of Oracle, AZ; one daughter, Nancy (Gordon) Yarrington of Sully; eight grandchildren: Tamara (Terry) Needham, Chester (Carrie) Misener, Amy Yarrington, Tina (Will) Witham, Silas Misener, Simon Misener, Kay Light, and Nic Misener; eight great-grandchildren: Tanner Needham, Tierney Needham, William "Tell," Bess, Evie, Warren, Karl, and Jack Misener; one brother, Billy (Gayle) Williamson of Sedgwick, KS; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. at Life Stream Church in Washington, MO, with the Rev. Paul Scheperle officiating. Memorial visitation will be held for one hour before the service. A private burial was held at Union City Cemetery in Union, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family so gifts can be purchased for the heroes that cared for Mrs. Misener while she was a resident at Victorian Place of Washington (checks payable to Kent Misener).
The Misener family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Washington, MO.