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Darlene M. Rucker
1933-2024

Darlene M. Rucker, 90, passed away June 23, 2024 at Country Living of Larned.

She was born December 10, 1933 in Dodge City, the daughter of Carl William and Elsie M. Dovel Danford.

A lifetime area resident she was a bank teller at Burdett State Bank and owner and bookkeeper at Rucker Brothers Flying Service. She was a member of Valley Community Church (formerly Burdett United Methodist Church), Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association (KAAA), Women of KAAA, Burdett American Legion Auxiliary, and Burdett Seniors. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, games and puzzles, playing the organ, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.

On January 24, 1954 she married Billy B. Rucker at Burdett; he preceded her in death on January 4, 2001.

Survivors include: son, Cary (Jayne) Rucker, Burdett; daughter, Myra (Tom) Conti, Reno, Nevada; four grandchildren, Jessica (Steve) Lumetta, Prairie Village, Kansas, Trisha (Mike) Buchli, Lincoln, Nebraska, Eryn Conti, Kalispell, Montana, Lisa (Ben) Phillipps, Curtin, Australia; six great grandchildren, Piper, Penelope, Sophie, Caprice, William, and Dashiell.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; half-sister, Dorothy Andree; half-brother Gale Danford.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2024 at Valley Community Church, Burdett, with Pastor David Spare presiding. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2024 at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned, with family present 7-8 p.m. Burial will be in Brown’s Grove Cemetery, Burdett.

Memorials may be given to Pawnee County EMS or Burdett Senior Center in care of Beckwith Mortuary, PO Box 477, Larned, Kansas 67550. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.

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Visitation

Beckwith Mortuary
924 Main St
Larned, KS 67550
620-285-2121
Website

Service/Mass

Valley Community Church of Burdett

Interment Funeral

Browns Grove Cemetery
1 mile west of Burdett, 1 mile south
Burdett, KS 67523

Funeral Home in Charge

Beckwith Mortuary
924 Main St
Larned, KS 67550
620-285-2121
Website