Darlene Marie Blankenship, 74, of Sedalia, died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born on March 13, 1937 in Long Beach, Calif.
She worked as a machine operator for Missouri Pressed Metals, Sedalia. She loved gardening and fishing.
She is survived by a son, Larry Blankenship and his wife Kynetta of Carrolton, Mo., and three grandchildren, Taira, Brice and Katana.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
A viewing and family visitation will be held from 10: a.m. until Noon on Friday, March 16 at Rea Funeral Chapel. Rosary will begin at 11:30 a.m.
There will be no funeral service or burial. The body will be cremated after the visitation.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.