Betty Darling

Betty Darling

CHAMPAIGN – Betty Jane Darling, 87, of Champaign died at 1:05 a.m. Monday (Dec. 3, 2012) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

There will be a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St, Champaign. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) at the funeral home. Burial will be at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Betty was born on April 23, 1925, in Gifford, a daughter of Charles and Ida (Lambert) Mabry. She married Don Darling on Oct. 3, 1942, in Champaign. He died on Oct. 12, 2005.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda (Charles) Danner of Metamora; one daughter-in-law, Jan Darling of Dewey; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Chuck Mabry of Oakwood and Frank (Eudora) Mabry of Rantoul; and two sisters, Mildred Lomax of Oakwood and Zona Shaffer of St. Joseph.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gary Darling, on Oct. 3, 2012; three brothers; and three sisters.

Betty was a member of The Church of the Brethren in Champaign.

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