Darlene Ren, 84, of Danville, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020, at Hawthorne Inn, in Danville.
Darlene was born on July 13, 1935, in Penfield, Illinois, the daughter of Orville Ray and Flossie Adaline (Spain) Ellis. She married Richard A. Ren on April 26, 1974, in Potomac. He preceded her in death on September 17, 2004.
She is survived by two sons- Don (Kristi) Morgan of Potomac and Rick (Joann) Ren of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one daughter- Joni (Tommy) Ford of Southlake, Texas; two sisters- Judy Cox and Patricia King both of Potomac; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters- Becky Ashcraft and Lori Byrnes, and two brothers- Bob and Ed Ellis.
Darlene graduated from Potomac High School, in 1953. She worked for several years at Busey Bank, until her retirement in 1997. She enjoyed reading and decorating.
A Celebration of Darlene Ren’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Greg Breedan officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest following the service in Potomac Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Darlene’s life. Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
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