In Memory of

Darlene L. Sheets

June 6, 1943 - September 23, 2019


On Monday, September 23, 2019, Darlene Sheets, loving wife, mother of two, passed away at the age of 76.

Darlene was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her RN from Clarkson School of Nursing. On May 11, 1966, she married Larry Sheets. Together, they raised two daughters, Chris and Sue.

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Phyllis Hawkins and her sister, Barbara Shields. Survivors include her brother, Ron Hawkins; husband of 53 years, Larry; daughters, Chris Sheets and Sue Coleman; son in-law, Craig Coleman; and grandchildren, Emma and Grant Coleman.

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 5-7:30pm at the Barrel Room at Smoke Brewery, 209 Southeast Main St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063. Food and drink will be provided and suggested parking at City Hall Parking Garage. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Darlene’s name to Wayside Waifs of Kansas City.


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Larry and family we were so sorry to hear about Darlene’s passing. As our families have grown up together and the many times we got together here at Raintree, we remember those times fondly.

Dear Darlene,
You have been my love ever since 5th grade. We married and enjoyed a really good life together. You helped us do it all on our own, not ever living around family.
You became an RN and always so helpful to your patients at a wide variety of nursing skills. Family, neighbors and friends always consulted you with their medical concerns. You helped many doctors come to correct diagnosis. You were very smart at nursing.

You have always been such a trooper, traveling halfway around the world and all the islands we visited. All you ever wanted was to be at home and sleep in your own bed. Never complained about moving to wherever jobs took us. You took care of things at home all the years I was away traveling for work.

The last few years with all the health issues going on you were a trooper as well. Not wanting to go to dialysis but when getting, there being their best most enjoyable patient. When doing all the doctor appointments you were always willing to do what was asked.

Taking care of you was not something I minded doing even if difficult at times. Every day you showed your appreciation and shared your love.

I love you, Larry


Saturday, September 28, 2019


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063