Lenora Darlene Sheldon

June 20, 1926 ~ April 26, 2020 (age 93)


Darlene 93, passed peacefully at the Briarwood Health Care Center on Sunday, April 26, 2020.  Darlene was born (Lenora) Darlene to Walter R. and Florence (Rouse) Clark.  They moved to Chariton, Iowa in 1936, where she attended school graduating in 1944.  She was involved in high school marching band, legion marching band, pep band and orchestra.  In 1945 she married William J. Crow, they had one son Donald William “Bill” Crow in 1947.  They later divorced  She later met and married Wayne L. Sheldon in 1953.  A remarkable and loving father and grandfather to Bill and his family.  Wayne and Darlene were married 57 years when he passed in 2010.  The family moved to Iowa City where Darlene worked as a bookkeeper, she enjoyed bowling, camping, and snow birding in Texas for many years.  She especially enjoyed spoiling and spending time with her grandchildren.  Darlene is survived her son Bill and wife Kathie, grandchildren  Tim (Rebecca) Crow, Heather Crow and Angi Mulcahy, great-grandchildren Samantha Crow, Brittany, Brady, and Bralyn Bigley, great-great-grandson Milo Luna (Brittany’s son) , nieces Karen (Don) Sponheim, Mary Greeley (Floyd) Kendall, Rosie Greeley (Steven) Rennekamp, nephew Jim (Vicki) Greeley.  Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sister Dorothy and husband Bernard Greeley and nephew Wayne Koop.  Great appreciation to helpers and friends, Chris Birch and Tom Reed.  Due to COVID-19 there will be family only and Celebration of Life at future date.


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Graveside Service
April 29, 2020

11:00 AM
Oxford Cemetery
Chariton, IA 50049

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