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Darlene Kay Bunten

February 8, 1946 August 10, 2016
Darlene Kay Bunten
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Obituary for Darlene Kay Bunten

Darlene Kay Bunten, age 70, of Hindsboro, IL, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Darlene was born February 8, 1946 in Tuscola, IL to Arthur Ray Bunten Sr. and Maxine LuEllen (Bacon) Bunten. She was a 1964 graduate of Oakland High School and a 1969 graduate of Eastern Illinois University. She worked as a clinical laboratory scientist, and was employed throughout her career at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL, Kapalani Childrens Hospital in Honolulu, HI, and University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She enjoyed exercise, including biking and running marathons, and she was co-founder and director of the Challenger Run Hawaii. She was a member of a Star Trek Club called U.S.S. Lancelott, where she was knighted and held the rank of Commander. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi International and the Hindsboro Christian Church. She enjoyed crafts and dearly loved her kittys: Orion, Galileo, Sunny, Anaken and Cali.

She is survived by two brothers: Bob (Kay) Bunten of Bon Aqua, TN, and Bud (Marsha) Bunten of Monticello, IN, a sister: Brenda Bunten of Hindsboro, IL; two aunts; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved kitty, Cali.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland, IL. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Hindsboro Christian Church.

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Visitation

Friday

12

Aug

5:00 PM 8/12/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/12/2016 7:00:00 PM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Funeral

Saturday

13

Aug

10:00 AM 8/13/2016 10:00:00 AM
Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland

215 E. Main Street
Oakland, IL 61943

Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Mattoon, IL

Krabel Funeral Home & Cremation Service - Oakland
215 E. Main Street Oakland 61943 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hindsboro Christian Church

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