Darline Bange

 Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:34 am

Funeral Services for Darline Bange of Eolia were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Rev. Bob Norvel, pastor of Annada Community Christian Church, officiated with burial in Millcreek Cemetery near Silex.

Serving as pallbearers were Justin Bange, Brandon Bange, Kyle Bange, Mike Bange, Robert Gilbert and Rob Hall; and honorary pallbearers were Bradley and Kaitlyn Reed, Brittany and Mikah Bange, Landon, Logan and Larson Hall and Aven and Alexi Bange.

Mrs. Bange, 68, died Saturday evening, Feb. 22, 2014 at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.

Born Nov. 5, 1945 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of Frank Arthur and Fannie Ellen Kaiser Gray.

She was a 1963 graduate of Elsberry High School and received her LPN license from Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in Eolia.

She was united in marriage on Feb. 8, 1964 in Elsberry to Herbert John Bange.

This union was blessed with six children: Jeff, John, Theresa, Suzanne, Katrina and Chris.

She worked as the Head Nurse for Silex Community Care.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Fannie Gray; and her beloved husband of 42 years, Herb Bange who died April 25, 2007.

Survivors include three sons: Jeff Bange and his wife, Kim, of Eolia, John Bange of Elsberry and Chris Bange and his wife, Emily, of Fayette; three daughters: Theresa Reed and her husband, Denis, of Annada, Suzanne Hall and her husband, Rob, of Eolia and Katrina Bange, also of Eolia; and twelve grandchildren.

She also leaves one brother, Ralph Norman Gray and his wife, Kay, of Troy; one sister, Donna Bange and her husband, Bernard, of Elsberry; three sisters-in-law: Louise Bange, Alicia Bange, and Clara Hammond, all of Elsberry; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.

Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.

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