Lois Darrington

Lois Irene Darrington, age 91, of Griswold, Iowa, passed away September 11, 2019, at her home.  Lois was born in Saint James, Minnesota, January 20, 1928, to the late Guy and Ila (Mason) Dunblazier.  She spent her early childhood in Bradshaw, Nebraska, and graduated from Henderson, Iowa, High School with the class of 1945.  After graduation, she moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, and worked for Retail Credit of Omaha.


On June 16, 1946, Lois was united in marriage to Marvin Darrington.  Two sons were born to this union, Don and Bruce.  The family farmed in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, south of Weston until 1968, when they moved to a farm southeast of Griswold, Iowa.  Lois was an ordained minister in the Community of Christ Church and served in many roles throughout the years.  She served as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher, youth leader, pastor, and in other roles.  She also was involved in county extension work in Pottawattamie County.  Her hobbies included painting, writing, and baking.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Chris Darrington; her brothers, William Richard Dunblazier and Charles Melvin Dunblazier; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris (John) Hunt, Arlita (Howard) Hunt, and Mavis (Mike) Piercy; her sister-in-law Joyce (Walt) Glesmann; and her brother-in-law Gene Beamer.


Lois is survived by her husband Marvin Darrington; her sons, Don (Susan) Darrington and Bruce (Barbara) Darrington; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; her brother-in-law Byron (Jan) Darrington; and sisters-in-law, Vera Beamer and Esther Darrington.


A public memorial service will be Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Griswold Community Building in Griswold, Iowa.  A memorial fund has been established.  Rieken Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold is assisting the family with arrangements.