L. Darlene Mayhew 97 of Aledo died Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Brookstone of Aledo. An Order of Eastern Star and a Funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Thursday February 9, 2017 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Hamlet Cemetery. Visitation is 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at Fippinger’s. Memorials may be left to Antioch Baptist Church and online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com .
She was born August 13, 1919 in Buffalo Prairie, IL to Russell and Iris Kistler Kimball. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1937 and married John A. Mayhew September 4, 1938 in Buffalo Prairie. He died January 27, 1996.
Darlene was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church, OES Chapter #516 and enjoyed reading, playing cards, and eating out.
She is survived by two daughters; Judith (Charles) Peterson, of Rose Bud, AR, Nancy Rumler of Marseilles, IL, two sons: Darryl (Sally) Mayhew of Troy, IL, Thomas Mayhew of Hennepin, IL, 17 grandchildren, many great and great great grandchildren; one brother: Maurice (Jeanine) Kimball of Buffalo Prairie, IL; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Mayhew of Aledo; one sister-in-law, Emogene Kimball of Aledo; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, Barbara; one son, Gary; one brother, John and a daughter-in-law, Pam.
Antioch Baptist Church
1516 170th Avenue, Reynolds IL 61279