The Ottumwa Courier

February 1, 2013

Darlene Greiner, 87, Keota


KEOTA — Darlene M. Greiner, 87, of Keota, died Jan. 30, 2013, at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.

Darlene was born March 12, 1925, in Harper to William J. and Theresa Frances (Sondag) Clarahan and graduated from St. Elizabeth High School. On Jan. 22, 1946, she married James P. Greiner at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Harper. The couple lived in the Talleyrand area.

Darlene moved to Keota in 1976. She was the head cook at the Keota Senior Center for about eight years and was a member of Holy Trinity Parish and the Altar and Rosary Society. Darlene was a past member of the St. Theresa Study Club and St. Mary’s Reading Circle. She enjoyed being active in various card clubs.

Survivors include eight children, Hubert (Melissia) Greiner and Leon (Toni) Greiner, both of Keota, Janice (Ray) Doud of Schaumburg, Ill., Eugene (Karen) Greiner of Harper,  Linda (Terry) Powers of Ottumwa, Joyce (Charles) Dayton of Marion, Marlene Greiner of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Marion (Lisa) Greiner of Indian Trail, N.C.; son-in-law, Don Rowland of Ottumwa; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1971; a daughter, Diana Rowland; and two brothers, Kenneth Clarahan and Elmer Clarahan in infancy.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Parish-St. Mary Catholic Church in Keota; with Rev. Charles Fladung officiating. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries-Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Clear Creek Township.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Powell Funeral Home, where there will be an altar and rosary society rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a wake service following.

A memorial fund has been established for Macular Degeneration research or Holy Trinity Parish.

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