In Memory of Darlene Perry

Darlene Perry
Darlene Perry
Born: December 11, 1941
Died: June 21, 2015
Age: 73
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Darlene Perry
December 11, 1941 - June 21, 2015

Darlene Perry, 73, of Nevada, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. 

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor David Burling and Vicar Nat Bothwell officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery. 

Darlene Agnes Perry was born December 11, 1941, in Nevada, Iowa, at the Iowa Sanitarium to Wesley Deal and Agnes (Peterson) Perry.  Darlene graduated from Nevada High School in 1960.  She worked at Graphic Forms in Nevada for over 25 years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Nevada, a job she loved. 

Darlene was the oldest member of the Corvette Club of Iowa, joining in 1962.  She showed horses and dogs, arm wrestled and raced Corvettes.  Darlene and her mother loved to go to Las Vegas.  At Caesar’s Palace she danced on stage with the Pointer Sisters.  She took care of her mother until she was 98 years old.  Darlene loved her two black cats, Ace and Onyx, and all animals.  She lived life to the fullest and enjoyed her friends. 

She is survived by a son, David Perry, of Urbandale. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Story County Animal Shelter. 

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Darlene.


Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:14 AM
“you will be missed toots”
- Rodney D. Pierce
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:39 PM
“Darlene Perry was a fixture in Nevada. She had a hearty laugh, and loved to joke...but was also very tender-hearted. She was the ultimate daughter and friend to many. Everytime we heard her name, we would smile. Heaven now has great new friend! Darlene, you are in our prayers.”
- Jamey and Sue McCaskey
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:39 PM
“it is sad when someone passes away. But Darlene was a hoot she was kind and so funny. She and my husband, Bud , could stand and chat for ages. You always knew she was near her voice traveled through a building. You will be missed Darlene Perry may you RIP in the arms our Lord and Savior.”
- Dolores Strum
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:38 PM
“I would like to express my condolences to David and his family. I knew Darlene through my parents and David. Darlene was one of the most fun loving women I have ever known in my life. She was so much fun to be around and she always had a great joke to tell. I always admired her red and silver corvette. I can still remember watching her race the corvette on Main street in Nevada. Sorry I cannot remember what they called the race but it was a lot of fun to watch as a young kid. I am sure that many people will miss Darlene and her infectious personality. I know my family and I do and will.”
- Michael Conrad Jr.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:38 PM
“David - our thoughts & prayers ..... Many memories of you kids growing up together. Back yard neighbors for years! Dar will be missed”
- Chance family
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:38 PM
“I worked w Darlene at the post office but had met her playing co-ed volleyball well before that when I was 'new' to town...she left me wondering what I had gotten into ;) she had to be one of the funniest but most sincere and loving women I ever met! I, like everyone who met her, has stories that will ALWAYS make us smile...many breaks my heart, may all of your memories and stories from ALL who adored her help you in this very sad time...”
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:38 PM
“My condolences to her son ! She was such and awesome woman! Loved talking to her at the Post Office when I would go In to get mail!! She always had a smile on her face no matter what. There was always laughter in the area wherever she was was. She is making mom Aunt Marge laugh . They gained an awesome Angel with Red hair!!”
- Theresa Slentz
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:37 PM
“Fred and I are so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing. What a tremendous loss! So many memories from the old neighborhood. She lived life to the fullest and thankfully left many memories to cherish.”
- Fred and Linda Stoeffler
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:37 PM
“I was the exchange student 1959/60 in Nevada High School and I was class mate of Darlene. I met her every 5 years when I came back for our school reunion . I remember her great sense of humor, the facility to make friends and her deep and sound laugh when she was happy. Thank you Darlene for your friendship . God will take care of you now.
- Cesare Cianficconi
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:23 PM
“I was sorry to hear of the passing of Darlene. She loved life. I hope she is having a good time with her mom and grandma. ”
- Jean (Norma Hall) Peters
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:23 PM
“David, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Prayers for you as you go through this difficult time.
- Stephanie Marion (Wilkening)
Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1:23 PM
“You gave us laughter for many years
It's hard to hold back the tears

we'll miss all your fun and jokes
Darlene will be missed by lots of folks
Every time we see a baby blue Corvette
We'll be thinking of you yet
R.I.P. Love, Murray and Monica”
- murray lounsberry
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10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David Burling
Vicar Nat Bothwell


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa