Earnest Darland

Hardinsburg, Indiana:  Earnest Leon Darland, age 84, passed away peacefully at Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon, Indiana on Friday, November 22, 2019.

Earnest was born August 26, 1935 to the late Winfield Franklin and Tressie Marie (Mattingly) Darland in Mackville, Kentucky.  He married Wilma Pulliam on September 8, 1956.  Earnest worked and retired from Pillsbury in New Albany, Indiana after 41 years of service.

He was a member of Kansas Church of Christ and loved music, especially Gospel and Country.  Earnest also enjoyed farming, hunting birds and deer, and most of all his large family.

Preceding him in death, besides his parents are a sister Violet Gail Darland and a brother Randall Franklin Darland.

Surviving are his wife Wilma and eight children:  Gary (Shelly) Darland, LouAnn McDaniel, Rebecca (Ronald) Lilly, Theresa Darland Neff, Kevin (Susan) Darland, Marilyn (Dale) Doan, Deana Sturgill, and Penelope (Stevens) Kinney.  Two sisters:  Louella Coker and Evalon (Connie) Gillis.  Twenty grandchildren and Thirty -one great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services and visitation will be held at Kansas Church of Christ, 4752 W. Kansas Church Road, Salem, Indiana 47167, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 26, 2019 starting at 12:00 noon until the time of the service.  Love Funeral Home Palmyra, Indiana is overseeing all arrangements.


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