Butler County Times Gazette
  • Mary Margaret Darnell

  • Mary Margaret Darnell, 93, homemaker of El Dorado and Augusta area, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013.
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  • Mary Margaret Darnell, 93, homemaker of El Dorado and Augusta area, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church, Augusta. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Augusta. Mary was born in Mt. Vernon, Kan., on Dec. 25, 1919, to the late Emma (Hermes) and Joseph Nicholas Smarsh. On Oct. 3, 1942 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Wichita she was married to Maurice Darnell, who survives her. She is also survived by: sons, Greg Darnell and wife Joyce of Edwardsville and Steve Darnell and wife Connie of El Dorado; daughter, Jean Thompson and husband Dennis of Leon; grandchildren, Chris (Kimberly) Darnell, David (Jennifer) Darnell, Angie Clevenger (Brad) and Brandie (Chad)Leep; and great grandchildren, Gregory Michael Darnell, Conner Darnell, Brooks Clevenger, Sydney Leep, Hal Leep, Ava Grace Darnell and Brianna Darnell. She was preceded in death by her four brothers and four sisters. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. James Catholic Church Building Fund or the donor’s choice.
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