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Darlene Jean Coover

September 27, 1944 — June 26, 2021

Darlene J. Coover, 76, died Saturday, June 26, 2021, at her residence in Sioux City, IA.

A memorial service will be 10:30 am Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., with visitation one hour prior.

Darlene Jean Milks, the daughter of Rayburn and LaVon (Pettit) Milks was born September 27, 1944, in Iowa City, IA.

In 1970, Darlene was united in marriage with James Coover Sr. in Cedar Rapids, IA. After raising her children, Darlene attended nursing school in Decorah, IA, graduated as an LPN in 1982. She was employed as an LPN for 23 before her retirement in 2006.

Darlene enjoyed crafts, including knitting, crocheting, and quilting. She also enjoyed reading and watching TV, especially the Food Network and DIY Network.

Darlene is survived by her husband, James Sr.; children, Carrie (Dale) Coover of Wellston, OK, John (Shirley) Carmichael of El Reno, OK, Michelle (Lionel) Murphy of Yankton, SD, James Jr. (Kelly) Coover of Arlington, TX; step-children, Theresa (Pat) Dillon of Cedar Rapids, Jimmy Coover of Cedar Rapids, Jerry Coover of Cedar Rapids, Brenda (Chuck) Lincoln of Cedar Rapids, Karen Odem of Portland, OR, Courtney Coover of Tecumseh, OK; 29 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a sister, Geraldine Marston of Sioux City; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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Visitation

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

9:30 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Christy-Smith Funeral Homes - Morningside Chapel

1801 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, IA 51106

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