Darlene Loretta Eib

Darlene Loretta Eib, 85, passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, October 7, 2021. She was born October 3, 1936, to David and Lenora (Ray) Shea at the family home in Miltonvale, Kan.  After Graduating from Miltonvale High School in 1954 and receiving a Music Scholarship she attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College.  She married Ned E. Eib in 1959.  The couple settled and began their lives together In Clay Center, Kan. moving to Manhattan KS in 1961, Washington Kan. in 1967, and ultimately California in 1968. 


Blessed with daughters, Kimberly Anne and Kay Christine, the Family enjoyed many wonderful and happy years, at their home in Fresno, Calif.  Darlene, the consummate hostess, enjoyed music, travel, photography and entertaining family and friends. 


She worked for South Western Bell Company for 15 years, and later worked alongside her husband in their Fresno California Veterinary Practice.  She was active in many Women’s Groups including serving 2 terms as President, for Central California Veterinary Medical Auxiliary, Treasurer for, Thoughtless 13 Women in Investing, Alumni of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and member of Ladies Welcome Wagon.

Darlene left an impression and touched many lives.  Her fun loving personality, cheerful disposition and kindness will remain with each of Us, fortunate to have been warmed by her friendship and love.  Her joy for life was second only to her love, devotion and faith, in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  


When you saw Darlene, you saw Love.  


Darlene was preceded in passing by her parents, two infant siblings, brothers John (Jack) Shea, Delbert (Dean) Shea and Jimmy (Jim) Shea, and Brother-in-Law, Harold Elsasser.


She leaves behind, husband, Ned and daughter, Kimberly Eib of Fresno, Cal. and daughter, Kay Eib Patrick of Carlsbad, Calif.  Sisters, Laura Wendlandt of Manhattan Kan., Mary Lou Breen, and her husband Larry Breen of Kingwood, Texas, Sister-in-Law, Nola Elsasser of Clyde Kan., along with many loving nieces and nephews. 


Funeral Service will be Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:30AM at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center Kan.


In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Organization of Donor’s choice.  

Online condolences may be made at www.nsrfh.com

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