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Edna (Carlson) Darling

Edna (Carlson) Darling

May 24th, 1918 - May 23rd, 2013

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Edna Darling, 94, of Winterset died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 at Ochiltree Funeral Service & Aftercare in Winterset. A visitation with family present will be held prior to services on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Cedar Cemetery in Fonda, Iowa at a later date. Memorials may be directed to C.R.I.S.P. (Community Resources In Service to People) 110 W. Washington Street, Winterset, Iowa 50273.
Edna Louise Carlson was born in Fonda, Iowa on May 24, 1918, the daughter of Emil and Minnie (Olson) Carlson. On March 2, 1940, she was united in marriage to Merlyn Darling and he preceded her in death in October 2004.
Edna was a homemaker most of her life. She was also a bookkeeper for her husband’s Mobil business for a time and during WW II, she and Merlyn lived in San Diego where they built B-25 Bombers for the war effort.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Fonda where she played the organ for many years. She was also a member of the United Methodist Church of Storm Lake where she sang in the choir and attended the Methodist Church in Winterset since moving here in 2008. Edna loved playing cards and was a member of the WE-FEW Club. Above all else, Edna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved nothing more than time spent with her family.
She is survived by her children, Dee Anne Van Horn of Ankeny and Donald (Linda) Darling of Winterset; a sister, Vivian Madsen of Pocahontas; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Henrich of Newell; three grandchildren, Chad Van Horn, Matthew Darling, and Jason Darling; six great-grandchildren, Taylor McCombs, Kailee Van Horn, Easton Darling, Avary Darling, Cole Darling, and Kate Darling.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merlyn; a son-in-law, Mike Van Horn; and a granddaughter, Tracey McCombs.

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Name Edna (Carlson) Darling
Date of Birth May 24th, 1918
Date of Death May 23rd, 2013
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Location 1823 North John Wayne Drive
Winterset IA 50273
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Melinda Darling Kralicek published condolence .

Dee and Don and Linda: I was out of town and didn't learn of Aunt Edna's passing until last week. She always made me feel so welcome and loved when my family came to visit her and Merlyn. Her energy and warmth was contagious. And the grandchildren you all have! Edna must have been thrilled with such wonderful people in her family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Melinda

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Lindaosterhout published condolence .

Hi Dee, so sorry to hear about your mother. She was such a sweet lady and our mother's always got along so well. Praying for God to wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace in your loss. I miss seeing you! Have lost contact with you and would love to hear from you. Please email me or call me at 515-250-7727! Your friend, Linda

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April Darling published condolence .

Truly wish I could make it to the funeral. Great Aunt Edna will always hold a special place in my heart. I loved listening to her & Merlyn's stories. With love, April

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Josh Brown published condolence .

Dear Dee, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time. Warm Hugs, Josh Brown

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