February 8, 1930 ~ April 17, 2020
Darlene Rosetta (Cowell) Huffman, 90, of Wichita, Kansas passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 after her extended battle with cancer. Darlene was born February 8, 1930 in Caldwell, Kansas to William and Iva (Davis) Cowell. She was the eighth of Bill and Iva’s nine children. Darlene married her high school sweetheart, Gene Huffman on January 15, 1950 in Caldwell. Gene and Darlene recently enjoyed celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary among many friends and family.
After Darlene retired from Sears in 1990, she and Gene enjoyed traveling. They lived the lake life on Table Rock Lake in summer and spent winters in Arizona enjoying dancing and other activities with their friends.
Darlene will be lovingly remembered by her husband Eugene Huffman, children W. Alan (Kathy) Huffman, Peggy (Wade) Barkus and Jill (Jeff) Bryant, grandchildren Jay R. (Kati) Huffman, Whitney (Kevin) Benjamin, Leslie (Brian) Turner, Becky Sailor and John Bryant and 6 great grandchildren. Darlene is survived by her sisters Dorothy Seward of Tucson, Arizona and Lenora Fike of Fort Worth, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews and many treasured friends.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Raymond Cowell and Roy Cowell and sisters Rosa Gerberding, Oralene Briggs, Inez Alexander and infant sister Betty Cowell.
A private graveside service will be held for the immediate family. Viewing is at Schaeffer Mortuary, Caldwell, Kansas on Sunday, April 19th 1-5 pm and Monday, April 20th 8 am-1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Prayers and well wishes
Ernie Sweat - 04/21/2020
I only had the pleasure of meeting Darlene one time. I do know from her granddaughters that she was an important part of their lives. I pray that you can focus on the great times and wonderful memories during this time of loss.
Dear Becky and Leslie
Constance Nelson - 04/21/2020
Your grandmother was really beautiful and seemed like a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. Sailor, we had this conversation about grandparents earlier this year- cherish the memories and look to each other for comfort.
Love and prayers,
Marti Kemp - 04/21/2020
My deepest and most sincere condolences on the loss of your grandmother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this most difficult time. God comfort you and give you peace!