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Darlene Trombley

April 8, 1939 — April 16, 2013


Darlene F. Trombley, age 74, of Wyaconda, MO, died unexpectedly on Tuesday,
April 16, 2013 at her home.

Darlene was born April 8, 1939 in Colton, CA, a daughter of Frank and Frances Fisher Gregory.

She married Robert Gale Cole and they were the parents of four children. They later divorced and she married Daniel A. Trombley who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Gregory A. (Liz) Cole of Stanhope, NJ; two daughters, Tami (Mrs. Randy) Stemick of Wyaconda, MO and Becky Tillotson of Yuma, AZ; one brother, Darrell (Kathy) Gregory of Santa Maria, CA; eleven grandchildren: Robert Gale Cole of Keokuk, David Allen Cole and Jennifer Rebecca Joyce, both of CA, Stephanie L. Crawford of AZ, Jessica Veldhuis of TX, Michael Yates and Christina Sherwood both of NJ, Michael Stemick and Jessica Marshall both of WA and Judi Stemick and Tiffani Stemick, both of Wyaconda, MO; several great grandchildren; as well as other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Daniel one son, Robert Leslie Cole; and a sister, Doris Jean Schmidt.

Darlene was raised in California. In 1975 she and her sisters were hit by a train in California, receiving extensive injuries, including a head injury which required her to relearn everything. It was by the grace of God that they both survived and were healed. She moved to Missouri fifteen years ago to be near her her baby girl, Tami. She first lived in Kahoka and the last nine years in Wyaconda.

She was a homemaker most of her life. She attended the Cedar Grove Baptist Church and had a very strong faith. She loved her grandchildren, loved to spend time crocheting, cross stitching and rarely missed a NASCAR race. She was a participant and member of the OATS program.

Cremation rites have been accorded and at this time there will be no visitation or

Memorials may be made to Tami Stemick, Rt. 1, Box 1115, Wyaconda, MO.

The family was assisted by Wilson Funeral Home.

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