Darlene Buntin, 97, a resident of Dallas, Ore., former resident of Chillicothe, Mo., and Ludlow, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Jefferson Manor, Dallas, Ore.

Darlene was born the daughter of Morgan and Inez (Coldiron) Hughes, on April 8, 1915, in Ludlow, Mo. On Feb. 13, 1934, she was united in marriage to Earnest Minnis Buntin, in Chillicothe, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1992.

She was a member of the Church of God, Chillicothe, Mo., and attended the Assembly of God Church, Chillicothe, Mo., and was very active in both of the churches.

She is survived by two sons, Carlos Buntin, of Vista, Calif., and Charles Buntin, of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Sherry Haught, of Dallas, Ore.; one sister, Lahoma Crouse, of Chillicothe, Mo.; sixteen grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren, and eighteen great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earnest Minnis Buntin; two brothers, Leland Hughes and Grover Hughes; one sister, Euva Buntin; and one daughter, Janice Myers.

Memorial services for Darlene Buntin and Janice (Buntin) Hughes will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, from 10 until 11 a.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, from 12 noon until 5 p.m.

Burial will be held at Monroe Cemetery, Ludlow, Mo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Cemetery, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com.

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