Bishop Beryl Wayne Darnell Sr., 62, of Chillicothe, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at his home, under the care of his family and St. Luke's Hospice.

Beryl Darnell was born in Kansas City, Kan., on Oct. 7, 1949, the son of Newton Darnell and Ola Mae Botts Darnell. He attended school in Burns, Kan, and Augusta, Kan.

On Dec. 25, 1967, Beryl Darnell married Karen Sue Moore in Wichita, Kan. She survives of the home.

Over the span of 44 years, Beryl pastored 16 churches in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Mississippi. He had been the pastor of Soul's Harbor Church of God since May 2008.

He enjoyed reading and studying his Bible, woodworking (especially with cedar), and fishing.

Bishop Darnell is survived by his wife, Karen of the home; five children, Billie Sue Maples of Arma, Kan., Beryl Darnell and wife Connie of Huntsville, Ark., Keenan Darnell and wife, Audrey of Derby, Kan., Travis Darnell and wife, Crystal of Gower, Mo., and Schurrilla Adams and husband, David of Kansas City, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 sisters; six brothers; several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark Darnell.

Memorials in honor of Bishop Darnell may be made to Heritage Funeral Home, to help the family with funeral expenses, and may be left at the funeral home, or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, 3141 N. Washington, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be left at

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Soul's Harbor Church of God, Chillicothe, Mo.

The visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.