She was born on May 9, 1933 in Graff, Missouri, the daughter of the late Otto U. and Georgia M. (Fields) Coble.
Darlene was united in marriage to Charles William “Bill” Klingensmith on June 30, 1953 and to this union four children were born; James William “Jim,” Charles “David,” Robert Paul “Bob,” and Teresa Jo “Terry.”
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; she will join the love of her life and husband of 46 years, Bill, and her two youngest sons, David and Bob.
She was loved and will be deeply missed by her surviving children, Jim Klingensmith and Terry Klingensmith Jagow and husband David, and a daughter-in-law, Janet Klingensmith. She was blessed with grandchildren from Jim: Robbie, Rick and Jessica Klingensmith; from Terry: Matthew and Benjamin Cantrell, Joshua, Aaron and Zach Jagow; from David: Aaron Baggett, Angie Phelps and Mike Klingensmith; and from Bob: Ami Klingensmith and Nikki Klingensmith McMunn. These wonderful grandchildren in turn are responsible for giving her 13 delightful great-grandchildren with two more on the way. Her presence and sense of humor will also be missed by her in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Jack Holland officiating. Interment was in Green Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.