Elaine K. Darnell, 74

Elaine K. Darnell, 74, of Bunker Hill, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.  She was born on Feb. 16, 1947, in Wabash, to the late Dennie and Ruth (Hunter) Lauer.

Elaine was 1966 graduate of Northfield High School. She married Earley Darnell on Dec. 2, 1967; he passed away on Nov. 4, 1991.  She worked as a homemaker and attended the Baptist church in Bunker Hill. Elaine loved bowling, coloring and collaging pictures and she loved Elvis. 

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Renee (Jeff) Biehl of Urbana; one sister, Susan Dunn of Urbana; one brother, Dennie LeMoine (Debi) Lauer of Logansport; two grandchildren, Wynter Biehl of Huntington, and Lexus Biehl of Urbana; three nieces, Ruth Lauer of Logansport, Nicole Lippens of Phoenix, Ariz., and Marjori Roller of Logansport.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash, with Pastor JP Freeman officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery in Urbana.

Visitation for family and friends will start at 1:30 p.m. until the time of service, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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Posted on 2021 Apr 12