Mary Oliver Darnell, 95, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 28, 2011.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 1, 2011 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will follow at 4:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulia, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Darnell was born on January 18, 1916 in Miami, TX to Ruth Coffee Coble and Edgar Coble. She started school at San Jacinto when it opened and sixth grade at Sam Houston when it opened. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1934 and went on to attend WT.
She worked for Enoch’s and Shield’s Refrigeration where she met her future husband. She married Donley Darnell, a returning war vet, on January 22, 1946. They were married in the family home at 609 Tennessee by brother-in-law, Rodney Glasscock. They moved to the Vigo Park Community. One son was born to them on June 4, 1948.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Donley, on May 13, 1988.
Survivors include her son, Donley Darnell, Jr.; sister, Merle Jo Morris of Amarillo; sister-in-law, Allison Coble of Texarkana, TX; and granddaughter, Megan Darnell of Sheridan, WY.