May 29, 1959 - March 30, 2022
Darlene May "Dar" Spalding, 62, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born May 29, 1959 on Clark Air Base in Pampanga, Philippines to Leonard and Violeta Tyree (Bello). Darlene married Steven Spalding on May 28, 1988 in Cape Girardeau. They had been married for 33 years and loved each other dearly. She is remembered to all as a fun-loving, generous, and caring person. Her love for family, friends, and coworkers always took precedence in her life. Darlene also loved animals and devoted her time towards advocating and educating others for their well-being. Many times, she had taken stray animals and brought them into her home and animal shelters for rehabilitation. Darlene was a science fiction lover, but also enjoyed reading, coffee, shopping, music, travel, and dancing. Above all, she loved to please. She dedicated herself towards creating beautiful moments with her family and friends by telling interesting stories and facts, using her sly humor, and creating memorable holidays with her decorations. Her infectious laughter would fill a room with reassurance, calm, and positivity. Many have easily spent countless hours engaging in interesting and meaningful conversations with Darlene. Loving survivors include her husband, Steven Spalding; three children, Marissa Morgan (née Spalding), Jared Spalding, and Enola Spalding; granddaughter, Layla Spalding; son-in-law, George Morgan; sister Lorna Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Tyree and mother, Violeta Tyree. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday, April 4, 2022 at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 pm Monday, April 4, 2022 at the funeral home with the Rev. Donny Ford officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either Mac's Mission in Jackson, MO; Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN); St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Darlene May "Dar" Spalding, 62, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in her home, surrounded by her family. She was born May 29, 1959 on Clark Air Base in Pampanga, Philippines to Leonard and Violeta Tyree (Bello). Darlene married Steven... View Obituary & Service Information
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