Died Thursday morning December 6, 2018. Darlene was born February 3, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan a daughter of Wilfred and M. Olive (Darroch) Willard. She had been a Kalamazoo area resident most of her life and was employed with the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts for over 17 years before retiring. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Maxine Bell. On March 26, 2011, she was united in marriage to Kenneth R. Warren who survives. Also surviving, 2 children, son Steven and wife Mam Pontello of Boise, ID daughter Michelle, husband David and son Charles Warren (grandson) of Kalamazoo MI through marriage survives 3 additional children son Richard and wife Gail Warren of Portage MI daughter Robin Lee and John Kugler of Kalamazoo MI son Kenneth and wife Robin Warren of Holland, MI 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be held 11 o'clock Wednesday, December 12th at the First Presbyterian Church, 321 W. South St. Private burial will take place in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Please visit Darlene's personalized webpage for directions, online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.www.langelands.com.
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In Lieu to: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts