Darlene passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at her home in Kalamazoo.
She was born January 21, 1941 in Kalamazoo the daughter of William and Ida (Abraham) Mills. Darlene devoted her whole life to her family, raising 6 kids with no driver’s license and her husband on the road during the week. For over 25 years she had operated a daycare in her home.
She enjoyed collecting beanie babies, playing bingo, taking golf cart rides, Elvis, camping, flower gardening, knitting, crocheting and two tracking in Mancelona. Darlene was the self –appointed park security at Royal Estates and part of the welcoming committee. Her door was always open for family and friends. On April 25, 1957 in Osceola, Indiana she married Jack Rose who passed away in 2000.
Surviving are her children, Debra (Fred) Cooper, Kimberly (Chris) Book, Jack Rose Jr., Mark (Scharon) Rose, Kenneth (Becky) Rose and Timothy (Amy) Rose; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and her brother, Bob (Lynda) Mills.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings, Shirley McComis and William “Sonny” Mills Jr.
A graveside service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.