Darlena M. Seckington, 64, of Malta Bend, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with Larry Haney, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Malta Bend Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Uylesses Thomas, Zachary Haney, Jerry Wayne Smith and Brandon Bishop. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born October 18, 1947, in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late Charles Willis Smith and Elsie Genevia Allman Smith. She was a 1965 graduate of Malta Bend High School. On Dec. 13, 1968, she married Jerry D. Seckington, who survives of the home. She lived in Malta Bend most of her life and worked in food service at various places including Malta Bend School, Missouri Valley College and Marshall Habilitation Center.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Genevia Utterback of Slater, Christine Haney of Leon, Kan., and Robin Bishop of Malta Bend; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Larry Smith of Slater, Charles R. Smith of San Antonio, Texas, and Jerry Smith of Concordia; and several nieces and nephews.