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Darlyne White


Published: Monday, June 9, 2014 11:20 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, June 9, 2014 11:46 a.m. CDT

Darlyne White, 102, of Creston died June 6, 2014, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. The Rev. Delores Doench and the Rev. Tim Maxa will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Open visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Platte Center Church or a charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Darlyne White, daughter of Olin and Grace McIlravy, was born Oct. 4, 1911.

She grew up in southwest Iowa where her parents farmed near and operated a grocery store in Kent.

Darlyne graduated from Creston High School in 1930, and subsequently worked with her parents in the grocery business.

On March 4, 1940, Darlyne married Forrest White at the Christian Church in Creston.

Forrest and Darlyne farmed near Diagonal and Kent until retiring to Creston in 1993.

In addition to raising four children, Darlyne was active in the Farm Bureau and 4-H organizations.

Darlyne was a member of the Christian Church of Creston and later churches in Diagonal and Kent, and lastly the Platte Center Church near Kent.

Darlyne is survived by her sons, Ronald (wife Dianna) White of Lenox, Alan (wife Linda) White of Malcolm and Galen (wife Diane) White of Kent; daughter Phyllis (husband Lanny) Green of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

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