Darlene Mae Parpart (Stapes)
Sept. 15, 1936 – Dec. 11, 2020 (Age 84)
December 11, 2020, our Heavenly Father welcomed our amazing, beloved mother. She is now at peace, joining her loving husband and other family to include a mother she so dearly loved and lost suddenly at the age of 16. We believe it was that loss that made her the best mother four girls could ever ask for, leaving us with a lifetime of beautiful memories to cherish.
Darlene was a kind hard-working woman that always enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved shopping with her daughters, playing cards, dominos, or bingo with anyone wanting to play or simply socializing with friends. When dad was alive, they shared a love for traveling, going to plays, and knew of all the good places in the area to eat.
She is survived by her daughters Pam (Ron) Erickson, Joyce (Larry) Meyer, Penny (Joe) Heimsch, Rocky (Fred) Lamp, grand and great grandchildren Keith (Megan) Erickson, Michelle (Brian) Christensen, Matthew (Katie) Heimsch, Caleb (Abu) Lamp, McKenna Lamp, Keegan Lamp, Ryan, Caitlyn, Rebekah, Mikayla, Madison and Ember.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Lloyd Parpart, parents Marvin and Frances Stapes, brother Clifford Stapes, grandmother Ella Bharnes, aunt and uncle’s Mildred (Blondie) and Ray Henkel and Wilbert Bharnes, 1 granddaughter, Rachael and numerous in-laws.
December 1st, our mother tested positive for Covid. In our hearts her family knows it was not the virus, but the nine months of isolation from loved ones, loneliness and other underlying health conditions that lead to a broken heart and ultimately her passing. Until nine months ago, it was rare for her to go a day without a visit from one of her daughters since dad passed away four years ago.
We would like to send a special Thank-You to Missy, the Staff and Residents at the Larson House, her home for the past 4 ½ years and to two very special friends “Kathy & Emily” who were always there for her.
A private family graveside service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Hampden Cemetery, township of Hampden.
Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.