McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


September 4, 2013

Rosa Darby

McALESTER — Rosa Darby

Rosa Darby, 73, of Gowen, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

Graveside services were today at Gowen-Cambria Cemetery with the Rev. David Stanfield officiating. Burial was at Gowen-Cambria Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral  Home of Hartshorne.

Born Aug. 14, 1940, in Gowen, she was the daughter of John and Rosa (Whaples) Denton. She married  Robert Darby on Aug. 30, 1968, in Gowen.

She was a machinist at Oklahoma Aerotronics and was a member at Gowen Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Darby, of the home; two sisters, Ada Darby, of Gowen, and Roberta Turner, of Gowen; brother-in-law, Billy Darby, of Wilburton.

Also, five nephews, John Polm of Oak Harbor, Wash., Robert Turner, of Gowen, Clyde Turner, of Broken Arrow, Steve Darby, Stonewall, La., and Buddy Darby, of Tulsa.

And, two nieces, Marlene Adams, of Gowen, and Denise McCullar, of McAlester; great-nephews, Denny Adams, of Gowen, Brody Adams, of Gowen, John David Polm, of Gowen, Dustin Darby, of Howe, and Sabastion Darby, of Tulsa; great-nieces, Shali Adams, of Gowen, Mallori (McCullar) Rodgers, of McAlester; close friend, Bobbie Gilreath, and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles Hale and John Denton, and one sister, Pearl Hampton.

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