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J R Darnell
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1931
Green County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 6, 2012
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

J.R. Darnell, 80, of Pleasant Plains, died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born on October 11, 1931 in Greensburg, KY to Anna Norine Darnell Blakeman. He married Eva Jean Willis in 1954 in Springfield.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during the Korean War. He was stationed on the Destroyer, USS Cone DD 866 and sailed around the world. He retired after 35 years from Fiat Allis. He also worked as a bus driver in the Pleasant Plains School District for 16 years. He was a member of the Pleasant Plains American Legion, Masonic Lodge and the First Baptist Church in Ashland. He was very blessed.

He was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters, Connie DaMotte and Corinne Batts.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Jean; one daughter, Linda (Stan) Mullinix of Eddyville, KY; two sons, Jeff (Karen) Darnell of Ashland and Eric (Marian) Darnell of Springfield; two sisters, Mary Ann (Ron) Mowry of Ashland and Barbara Jo McClure of Pleasant Plains; five brothers, Elmer "Billy" (Della) Blakeman of Springfield, Paul (Kay) Blakeman of Beardstown, Harry (Ellen) Blakeman of Philadelphia, Jim (Linda) Blakeman of Ashland and Moses (Lola) Blakeman of Rochester; fourteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Plains Cemetery where the Pleasant Plains American Legion will perform military honors.
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  Anna Norine Darnell Blakeman (1912 - 1975)
  Eva Jean Willis Darnell (1933 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Plains Cemetery
Pleasant Plains
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: 5th Addition, Lot 93
Created by: Jean S
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
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J R Darnell
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 Added: Oct. 9, 2012

 Added: Oct. 9, 2012

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