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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Updated Obituary - Darrell Earnest Harden

Darrell Earnest Harden, 83, of Nevada, MO went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, 2018 at the Webb City Health and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Darrell was born July 7, 1934 in Walker, MO to John Raymond and Willa Rose (Edson) Harden. He was raised in Walker and attended Walker School.

Darrell married Ramona Maxine Long on November 16, 1956 and they made their home in Nevada. Together they had two children, Debbie and Chester.

Darrell worked many years at Key Industries and TufNut in Nevada. He was a member of Spoken Word Tabernacle in Moundville, MO.

Survivors include his wife, Ramona, Nevada; daughter, Debra Maxine (Harden) Savant, Nevada; son, Chester Ray Harden, Joplin; granddaughter, Chrissy Savant; brother, Donald Harden (Shirley); sister, Letha Kuppa; sister-in-law, Sherrie Praiswater; brother-in-law, Vernon Brundridge; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Magarette Kitsmiller, Gladys Newby, Rosemary Brundridge; and three brothers, Allen Harden, Marion Harden, and Charles Harden.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada, MO. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Walker, MO. The family will receive friends from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.