Darlene M. Stone

October 9, 1918 - April 5, 2013
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Mrs. Darlene M. Stone

Darlene M. Stone, 94, was born October 9, 1918 in Belvidere, Illinois, the daughter of Otto and Wilhelmina Koch, and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 5, 2013. Had her husband Ed been living, it would have been their 72nd wedding anniversary. She lived most of her life in Belvidere, graduating from Belvidere High School, class of 1936. She was united in marriage to Edward T. Stone in Belvidere on April 5, 1941. In 1976, Darlene retired as Deputy Circuit Clerk for Boone County, Illinois after 12 years of employment. The Boone County Farm Bureau had previously employed her. Darlene was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Ladies Guild, 60 and Over Club, Small Group Ministries and Young at Heart Singers. Husband Edward, 2008, brothers, Franz Koch, Ellis Koch and Albert Koch, as well as sisters Helen Koch and Florence Larson predeceased Darlene. Survivors include daughter, Karen (Tom) Parrish of Tyler, Texas and son, Dennis of Belvidere. Grandsons Deven (Deana)Parrish of Kempner, Texas, Adam(Sarah)Parrish of Mountain Grove, Missouri. She also had 6 grandchildren, Caitlyn, Clayton and Delaney Parrish of Kempner, Texas and Austin, Collin and Ethan Parrish of Mountain Grove, Missouri. Survivor sisters and brother are Marian Clark, Audrey (Theodore)Grenberg, Frederick Koch, as well as many nieces and nephews. Darlene’s love of animals caused her to care for many strays as well as regularly fed the birds. In addition, she was a prayer warrior, and kept a list of prayer needs for many people, and prayed regularly for them. Darlene was most proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and always kept them in her prayers. Darlene’s smile, gentle spirit and kind heart will be missed by her family and friends. She is now at home with her Savior. The family would also like to thank the staff of Maple Crest for the loving care she received there.

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Funeral Service 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home with Pastor, Allan Buss and Pastor Emeritus, Eugene Wille of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation 9:30 a.m. to service time Tuesday.


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Born: October 9, 1918
Died: April 5, 2013

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Jill O\'Conn ell posted on 4/6/13

Your Mother was lifted up on angels wings to her Glory! I am sorry for your loss, but you know she is happy and healthy now! May you be comforted knowing she is with the Lord. Karen, my love to you and your family.......Jill


Bruce Ferris posted on 4/6/13

Dear Karen, Tom & Family,May our prayers reach out to you as the everlasting arms of The Father embrace you in His love. May His Holy Word give you the comfort, strength and hope you need and may the Love of His Children lifting you up allow His Light to shine through your brokenness as you grieve this loss of Darlene so others can know the Love you share and the Hope you possess that says, It is well with my soul. Your Brother in Christ, Bruce


Judy & Bob Brenner posted on 4/8/13

Karen, Dennis, & Family We were sorry to learn of your mom's passing but it was time. We won't be there but you are all in our thoughts & prayers. The Koch Family is a loving family.