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Darlene George

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Darlene George, 90, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids.

Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, at United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids with the Rev. Joyce Webb officiating. Music for the service will be by Lula Garnes and Cindy Seastrom. Burial will be at Union Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Coon Rapids and from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service Friday at United Methodist Church.

Those in attendance at Darlene’s visitation and funeral are asked to abide by COVID-19 guidelines, and face masks are required at the funeral home and at the church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for the family at

Born on June 9, 1930, south of Coon Rapids, she was a daughter of Elmer and Ellen Betts. Darlene was raised on her family’s farm. She attended Guthrie Center Schools and later graduated from Coon Rapids High School. She married Dale William George on Nov. 11, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. Dale and Darlene farmed in the Coon Rapids area for many years. Darlene also worked for the Coon Rapids Enterprise and the Davis and Clayburg Veterinary Clinic.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Coon Rapids where she served on several boards. Darlene sang in the church choir since high school. She thoroughly enjoyed music, antiques and flowers. She was active with charitable groups, community service groups, and she loved time spent with family and her many good friends.

Darlene is survived by her daughter: Patricia Slaybaugh (Tom) of Council Bluffs; son: Joe George (Jolene) of Coon Rapids; three grandchildren: Emily Hughes (Kirk), William George (Cassie) and Katie King (Tucker); five great-grandchildren: Jackson and Riley Hughes, Blazi and Hoyt George, and Kaisley King; her brother Cleo Betts (Kae) of Elkhart, Indiana; and sisters-in-law Grace Betts of Omaha, Nebraska, and Marcella George of Nevada, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Dale, in 2014; her parents: Elmer and Ellen Betts; her father- and mother-in-law: Fred and Lorena George; two sisters: Mildred Herron (Duane) and Opal Shoaf (Frederick); two brothers: Melvin Betts and Bryan Betts (Dorothy); sister-in-law Lorene Schumacher; and two brothers-in-law: John George and Wade George (Arlene).

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