Mary Jane Darnall

Mary Jane Darnall age 82 of Normal IL passed away at 5:46 PM on Thursday, August 31, 2017
at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, IL. Her funeral service will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Rev. Dr. Ed Taylor will be officiating. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. Visitation will be 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Wednesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer’s Research or to the American Passion Play, Bloomington, IL.

Mary was born June 19, 1935 in Effingham, IL the daughter of Virgil and Emma Pemberton Wines. She married Darrell Jual Darnall Sr. on December 20, 1955 in Lincoln, IL. He passed away January 4, 2017.

Surviving are her 3 children, D. Jean (JoAnn) Darnall, Bloomington, IL, Carolyn (Doug) Crane, Bloomington, IL, Don (Penny) Darnall, McLean, IL, 6 grandsons, David (Jenny) Darnall, Geneseo, IL, Bryan Darnall, Bloomington, IL, Derek and Chase Crane, Bloomington, IL, Drew and Zach Darnall, McLean, IL, 2 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Alex Darnall, Geneseo, IL,1 brother, John Wines, Armington, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Clara Mae.

Mary had retired from the Eureka Company after 38 years of service. She had been very active in the “Passion Play” for 20 years and played the role of Herodias. Mary enjoyed collecting fine collectables. Mary and her husband Darrell enjoyed going to Hawaii. She enjoyed visiting with her neighbors and helping them in many ways. The family wants to thank the staff at Bickford House, Sugar Creek Alzheimer Special Care Center and Advocate BroMenn Medical Center for their care and compassion shown to Mary. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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