Darlene Kay Shofner

MAROA — Darlene Kay Shofner, 82, of Maroa, passed away at 7:38 p.m. on September 21, 2023, at her family residence, in Maroa.

Private graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, with Scott Marsh officiating.  Calvert Funeral Home, Maroa, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Decatur Memorial Hospice.

Darlene was born on September 22, 1940, in Macon County, Ill., the daughter of Bernie and Edna Louise (Cade) Brown.  She married Franklin W. Shofner, Sr. on April 21, 1957, in Maroa.  He passed away on August 15, 2008.

Survivors include her sons,  Franklin Shofner, Jr., Clinton; Alan (Theresa) Shofner, Harden, Ill.; Joey Shofner, Maroa; and Ronald Scott Shofner, Maroa;  nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, and one sister, Barbara Croufutt, Douglas, Wyo.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Darlene retired from the Maroa-Forsyth School District as a cook.  She enjoyed reading romance novels.  Most of all, Darlene loved spending time with her family.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com