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Darlene R. Christian, 71
Darlene R. Christian, 71, of Irving died Friday, March 11, 2011 at 3:25 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Hough Funeral Home, Hillsboro with the Rev. Randy Sands officiating. Burial will be in Irving Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday at 12 noon at the funeral home until the time of service.
Born in Witt on Jan. 21, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Louie and Anita (Striegel) Shelton. She married George Christian and he preceded her in death in March 1972.
A homemaker, she was a member of Irving and Hillsboro Free Methodist Churches. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and playing bingo.
She is survived by four sons, Richard (wife Vicki) Christian of Taylor Springs, Ronald Christian of Irving, Donald (wife Darla) Christian, William "Bill" (wife Heidi) Christian, all of Hillsboro; three daughters, Brenda (husband Harry) Logan, Teresa Stephens, and Jane (husband Rod) Bowman, all of Hillsboro; three sisters, Dottie O'Neill of St. Louis, Cheryl Adams of Nokomis, and Charlotte White of Irving; two brothers, Leroy Shelton of Taylorville and Charlie Shelton of Witt; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild expected soon.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.