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Darline Kissell


Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 10:14 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:36 p.m. CST

Darline Kissell, 92, of Creston died April 10, 2014, at Crest Haven Care Center.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. The Rev. Dianna Clark will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. service time Sunday at the church. Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25, Creston, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. Online condolences may be left at

Darline Frances Kissell, daughter of Mabel Alvera (Vester) and Irvin LeRoy Whan, was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Creston.

Darline graduated from Creston High School in 1939.

On July 10, 1949, Darline married Harold Dean Kissell in Creston.

She moved to Eddyville in 1958, where she lived for the next 10 years, and then moved back to Creston in 1967.

Darline worked as secretary for Creston Auto.

Darline was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston.

Darline is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (husband Anthony) Madrigal of Bellevue, Neb., Mary (husband Roger) Saxton of Creston and Donna (husband Craig) Shrimpton of Plattsmouth, Neb.; son Charles (wife Lori) Kissell of Creston; grandchildren, Eric PanKowski, Nicole Pankowski (friend Paul Just), Sara (husband Andy) Hospodka, Brenda (husband Paul) Pankowski-Wickman, Paula (husband Neal) Linch, Naomi Skarsgard, Ryan (special friend Ahdri Evans), Randi (husband Bryan) Allen, Rikki Kissell (special friend Travis Brockett) and Reid Kissell; and great-grandchildren, Cael, Seth and Ava Hospodka, Grant and Isabella Wickman, Jarrett and Brooklyn Kissell, Hunter, Dalton and Kamdin Allen and Aidan Brockett.

Darline was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2011, sister Maxine Whan, brother-in-law Robert, sister-in-law Ruth in childhood and great-grandson Blake Wickman.

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