In Memory of

Darlo W. Forbes

April 19, 1932 - October 28, 2021


Darlo Wright Forbes (Don), 89, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed on October 28, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.  We extend a special thank you to the Saint Luke’s East ICU staff that treated us with such kindness.

Don was born at home in Pierson, Iowa on April 19, 1932 to Dewey Wainwright and Veda Vannorsdel Forbes.  He leaves his wife of 60 years, Tanya Sue Rogers Forbes, son Eric Wright Forbes of San Diego, CA, and daughter Tonya Glee Forbes of Lee’s Summit, two grandchildren Megan Grimm of Chicago, IL and Mitchell Grimm of Myrtle Beach, SC, his sister and brother-in-law Donna Glee Forbes Steiner and Paul Steiner of Lancaster, PA, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Wayne J. Forbes and his parents.


Don retired in 1991 from a 27-year Sales and Marketing Management career with Planters/LifeSavers Candy Company.  He was a devoted member of The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 1960, currently a member of Longview Christian Church.  He was a member of The Trible of Mic-O-Say and was very proud of his Eagle Scout son.  Don was a loyal KC Royals fan and a Season Ticket holder for 43 years.

Don enjoyed golfing and being near the water, spending many years vacationing at Lake of the Ozarks and Bonita Springs, FL.  Always a dog lover, Don will be missed by his beloved dog, Hurley.  His was a life well-lived.  We give thanks for the life before us, the friends beside us and the love between us.

Donations to the American Heart Association.


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Sue: though I never met Don, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family.

Sue, and children, I am so very sorry for your loss. What a long marriage you had! I know you will miss him terribly.

I am sorry for the loss of your dad’s passing. God bless you and your family. I am sure your dad was very proud of you and loved you very much. May he rest in peace.
Your friend Jim

Sincere condolences on your loss. I have this great memory of your dad sending us treats for the room in college, Tonya, and us devouring them. Peace to you, your mom and Eric. Megan and Mitchell, too.

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Don! I’m happy to have met him and was able to spend some time chatting, laughing, and playing cards. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sue and Tonya! The memories you have will be always with you and in your hearts! God Bless!

So deeply sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. If you need anything, just give me a call.

Tonya and family,
I was fortunate enough to get to meet Don. He was friendly, and welcoming, and had such a sweet soul.
Thinking of all of you, and have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Deborah Sharp

So sorry for your loss, Sue, Tonya, Eric, Megan and Mitch. Don was a great man. He will be missed by all. Love and prayers to you all.

Tonya, wish we could have met your Dad. We are so sorry for your loss. Please give condolences to all the family.

I’m keeping you in my prayers at this difficult time. May good memories of your years with Don lift your spirits. Hugs and ❤️ To you.


Friday, November 5, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Friday, November 5, 2021
2:00 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063