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Darlene Virginia Mills

July 27, 1919 - June 16, 2020
From: Webb, IA
Darlene Virginia Mills

Darlene Virginia Mills

Born: July 27, 1919
Died: June 16, 2020
Age: 100

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Darlene Virginia Mills, the daughter of Ora George and Florence (Rhodes) Boardman, was born July 27, 1919 in Veblen, SD.  Her childhood years were spent in Greenville, Iowa, where she received her education, graduating from Greenville High School in 1937. 

     Darlene married James “Roy” Mills on April 12, 1937 in Jackson, MN. To this union Darlene welcomed four stepchildren into her life and together added their children: Karen, Colleen, James Roy, Mary Kathleen, Roger Bryce, Kevin & LuAnn.  After their marriage, they lived in Webb, Iowa, where she was a stay at home mom.  After Roy’s death in 1975, she went back to school to receive her CNA Certificate and she worked for 10 years at the Sioux Rapids Nursing Home until her retirement. She was a previous longtime member of the Baptist Church in Webb. Darlene enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved to care for many animals.  She always had a big garden, was a great cook, canned a lot of produce, worked in the fields, enjoyed family history and was a great storyteller.  She wrote articles for the “Good Old Days” Magazine.  Darlene loved to hunt raccoon with the men.

     She passed away at the Pocahontas Community Hospital on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the age of 100.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy in 1975; two sons: Roy James and Roger Bryce Mills and a sister, Dorthea Boardman; three granddaughters: Dawn, Pam and Tara; 1 great granddaughter, Makinley; a son-in-law, Leland.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Karen Franklin of Odessa, MO, Colleen (Richard) Burt of Urbandale, IA, Mary Kathleen (Jean) Linn of Des Moines, IA, Kevin (Wendy) Mills of Marathon, IA, and LuAnn (John) Reese of Laurens, IA; grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

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Private family funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

The service will be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook page at 10:00 A.M.

You will be able to view the original service on the Warner Funeral Home Website.
Rev. Tonna Parsons

Dan Adams
Jeremy Mills
Stacey Mills
Justin Reese
Cody Reese
Jimmy Mills
Ryan Mills
Doug Adams
Quentin Mills
There will be no public visitation
"Peace In The Valley"
"How Great Thou Art"
Lone Tree Cemetery
Sioux Rapids, Iowa


Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“So sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers always. Love you all.”
- Tiffany Renick
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:06 AM
“We are sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/grandma. Your family is in our prayers. ”
- Scott & Deb Tunink
Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 7:50 AM
“to the Mills family. You have my condolences. 100 years is a long life but it is not long enough when the one is so dear. No one loves you quite the way your Mama does. I’m sure you all brought her much love pride and joy. May com

May sweet memories give you comfort as you forever hold her in your hearts. God’s peace, LaVonne(Salton) Anderson”
- LaVonne (Salton) Anderson
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“So sorry for your loss!!! Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!!! ”
- Darren, Jennifer, & Hunter Valentine
Friday, June 19, 2020 at 8:02 AM
“Kevin and wendy. Wayne and I are so sorry for your loss. You have been so blessed to have her for so long. ”
- Chris Wenzel
Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM
“So sorry for your loss!”
- Curt & Lorie Hudson
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 3:21 PM
“Kevin & Mills Family---Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. What longevity-- over 100 years! Our Condolences. ”
- Rosemary & Pete Norgaard
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