Darlene was born June 6, 1935 in Freeman, Missouri. The oldest of six children born to Ernest E Winchel and Marguerite (Flannery) Winchel. She attended Pleasant Ridge Elementary and Peculiar High School.
She married Spencer Parrot Coleman on November 11, 1955 and they celebrated 65 years of marriage on Nov. 11, 2020. Darlene and Spencer had two children, Dennis Coleman and Shereece (Coleman) Hugi. Darlene loved her family and told great stories from her childhood with her four brothers and sister. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her beautiful soprano voice and creative spirit made every song, dish, piece of fabric, and lock of hair works of art. She showed her generous love of friends and family through beautiful wedding clothes, delicious meals, hair styles, doll dresses, lovingly crafted cards, and the list goes on. In addition to being a homemaker and mother, Darlene started her own business making women look their best in her beauty shop in the 1960s-1970s. Most of all, Darlene wanted the focus of her life to be on her walk with Jesus so that everyone would find inspiration in the Faith that carried through her 86 years.
Darlene’s memories endure in the hearts of her children Dennis Coleman, and Shereece Hugi (Glenn Hugi). Grandchildren, Ryan Breit, Shawn Coleman (Crystal Coleman), Melissa Boyd (Daniel Boyd), and Stephanie Hilton (Andy Hilton). Great grandchildren, Lana Breit, Luke Coleman, Logan Coleman, Aidan Freeman, Adele Boyd, Destinee Shehan, Cole Hilton, Chase Hilton, and Emma Hilton; two brothers, Donald Winchel and Robert Winchel; a sister, Retha Cohee.
She was preceded in death by her parent and two brothers, Raymond and Harold Winchel.
John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet he shall live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
John 14:1-2 Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that. I go to prepare a place for you…
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri with burial in the Peculiar Cemetery, Peculiar, Missouri.
Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021 at the funeral home.