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Donna Sue (Nelson) Darling
November 22, 1956 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
Donna Sue Darling, 66, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away November 13, 2023, at her home. She was born November 22, 1956, in Lyons, Kansas, the daughter of Donald M. Sr. and Millie R. (Moore) Nelson. Donna was a lifetime Rice County resident. She graduated from Sterling High School with the class of 1974, and later received her Certified Med Aide and bookkeeping certificates from Cranford College in Hutchinson, Kansas. Donna was a Certified Med Aide for many years. She loved being outdoors, going to garage sales, was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, and most of all enjoyed spending time with her family. Donna is survived by her son, Curtie Darling of Lyons, KS, daughter, Jenny Darling of Alden, KS, foster son, Duane Otott; six sisters, Shirley Loader of Alden, KS, Tena Lawson and husband John of Hutchinson, KS, Janet Pitts and husband Bob of Alden, KS, Bonnie Gillespie and husband Mark of Sterling, KS, Cindy Nelson of Hutchinson, KS, and Kristi Klein and husband Greg of Sterling, KS; two granddaughters, Keandra Darling and Ella Darling; and one great-grandson, Kason Darling. Donna is preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael “Mikey” Darling; brother, Donald Nelson Jr.; and two sisters, Becky Ann Nelson, and Debbie Davis. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Alden Community School Building, 305 4th St. Alden. The family suggest wearing Chiefs or casual clothing. A private family burial will take place at the Alden Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, to help with funeral expenses.