Barbara V. Darnell|
Barbara VanVolkenburgh Darnell, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013.
She was born June 8, 1921 in Zeeland, Mchi. to James VanVolkenburgh and Ethel Tompsett VanVolkenburgh. Barbara graduated from Zeeland High School and then attended Michigan State University and Hope College, Holland, Mich. She graduated from Hope College in 1943. Barbara when on to teach English, in Traverse City, Lansing, Mich., Indianapolis, Ind. And Mt. Prospect, Ill.
She retired from teaching in 1958 while in Mt. Prospect, Ill. Later she was a Welcome Wagon hostess in Norton, Ohio. She moved to Lawrence, Kans. in April 1984 and became an active member in West Side Presbyterian Church helping with many church activities including a server at LINK. She moved to Akron, Ohio in May 2005 to a retirement village.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Forrest Darnell, (whom she married July 28, 1951); they have two sons, James of Doylestown, Ohio and Douglas of Chandler, Arizona; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
At Barbara's request cremation has taken place. Inurnment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 6, 2013