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Darlene Rose Watts

Darlene Rose Watts, 78, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO following a lengthy illness.  Darlene was born January 11, 1944 in Wichita, KS to Orville and Evelyn (Smutz) Arthaud. She was united in marriage to Lorel R. Watts on November 28, 1964 in Wichita, KS and he survives of the home.

Darlene was raised in Wichita and graduated from Wichita West High School. She and Lorel came to Nevada “On their Honeymoon” the day after they were married. She worked in Food Service at Cottey College for 10 years and later at the 3M Cafeteria, she also operated Day Care at various times. Darlene was an avid bowler and loved league bowling, she also enjoyed playing golf, and square dancing.

In addition to her husband, Lorel, she is survived by one son, Raymond Watts, Cleveland, OH; two daughters, Lorene Anderson (David), Springs, TX, and Pamela Henderson (Bryon), Alexandria, VA; two grandchildren, Dakota, and Matthew; and two step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Doris Bowerman, and Delores Atkinson; and a brother, Glen Arthaud.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, KS with Rev. Laura Agee officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4th at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church or Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City c/o Ferry Funeral Home.

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