Darlene Louise Bedier Reasoner was born July 20, 1933 to Grover and Arvilla (Zurmuehlen) Bedier. She attended school at
Sandcreek County school and Dikon Country school through the eighth grade and went to Murray high school.
One of her
favorite things growing up was attending local dances with her father. She married Daughn Reasoner on October 11, 1950,
and divorced in 1980. To this union were born three children, Jim, Duane and Debra. They bought the farm north of
Ellston in 1954. The tavern "Darlene's Place" was purchased in January 1976.
Darlene had owned and operated Darlene's
Place for 39 years. She enjoyed talking with people, having the many birthday parties, annual nut fry, live music and
karaoke over the years. Her favorite day was card day, playing pitch in back with her friends.
enjoyed her time with special longtime friend Jack England. They enjoyed travelin and sightseeing. She will be greatly
missed by her family, especially her grandchildren, and her any friends.
Darlene passed away on March 11, 2014. She
was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Fern, who died at birth, and a brother Lloyd (Boots).
sons Jim (Jeanette McKinley) and Duane (Deborah); daughter Debra (Ray) Derscheid; grandchildren Jamie (Dan Murphy),
Lyndie (Jeremy) Philbrook, Joshua Schaaf, Brian (Amber) Fooken, Kurtis Fooken, Allison (Jeremiah) Swietlik, Sarah and
Megan Reasoner, Randy Derscheid and Reggie (Amanda) Derscheid, and great-grandchildren, Britney and Landen Philbrook,
Trey and Kenleigh Fooken, Eli Swietlik, Raegan Derscheid and Summer and Nick Pasutti.
Graveside services will be
held at Ellston Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Flagg officiating at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, with celebration
of life following in Ellston at Darlene's Place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2014