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Darlene C. Nelson

October 27, 1941 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 80)

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Darlene Chloe Nelson, 80, passed away on December 13, 2021. Darlene was from Gate, OK and resided in Elkhart, KS.  Her passion was her green thumb and growing the most plentiful gardens and beautiful flowers.  Who would have ever thought a Magnolia tree would survive in Elkhart, KS.? Darlene was determined and the tree still lives today.

Darlene was born on her family farm north of Gate, OK.  She was the daughter of the late W.G. Miller and Helen Lorene Miller.  She worked the farm along side her family growing up. In her high school years, she loved sports and basketball became her favorite game. In 1959 she helped lead her team to a Class C State Runner up title.  She later met Monty Nelson, married and had two boys.  Darlene worked as the Central Supply Department Manager at the Morton County hospital 25+ years until she retired. 

Her family will surely miss her homemade Christmas bags.  Siblings, sons and grandchildren looked forward to the excitement of receiving these bags every year just as much as she enjoyed making them.  She made homemade peanut brittle, fudge, popcorn balls and chocolate peanut clusters to name a few.  Every bag contained a homemade gift of crocheting and Christmas hand towel.

She is survived by her two children, son Kenny Nelson and wife Kimberly; son Kevin Nelson and fiancé Toni; grandchildren Bryce and Tish Nelson, Ben and Bekki Hill, Breanna and Jamie Andriot; great grandchildren Jaxon, Oakley and Aurora; brothers Mike and Cynthia Miller; Glenn Miller and life partner Kim. 

A viewing will be held at Laverne Funeral home in Laverne, OK. on Friday December 17, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

A graveside service will be held at the Gate Cemetery, Gate, OK. on Saturday December 18, 2021 at 2pm. 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Gate Cemetery or local charity of your choice.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Darlene C. Nelson, please visit our floral store.


Family and Friends Night
December 17, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Laverne Funeral Home
420 South Broadway
Laverne, OK 73848

Graveside Service
December 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Graveside Service Gate Cemetery
Northeast of Gate
Gate, OK 73844


Gate Cemetery
Rt. 1 Box 22, Gate OK 73848

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