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Waggoner, Darlene

Waggoner, Darlene

June 4, 1955 — September 4, 2021

Darlene (Parks) Waggoner, 66, of Lee's Summit, MO, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021, at her home with loved ones at her side.

Darlene was born June 4, 1955, in Augsburg, Germany. Her parents, John Parks and Margot (Rainftlen) Parks preceded her in death.

Darlene worked as a server at Shoney's in Lee's Summit where she met the love of her life, James Gilbert Waggoner, Sr. They were united in marriage on May 15, 1999 at Ararat Shrine Temple. In 1996, she went to work at the reception desk at Diamond Muffler in Lee's Summit where she worked alongside Jim and staff, many of whom became lifelong friends. She also was a dedicated “Lady” of Ararat Shrine Temple as Jim served as Chief Aide, Potentate's Aide, and in other capacities. Darlene was also an avid Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Darlene leaves her husband Jim; children, Shaun Helm (Christian), Lisa Jeffries, Seth Waggoner, Jimmy Waggoner (Teresa) and Sherry Waggoner; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She also leaves her brother, Lindsay Parks; sister-in-law, Jackie Mahurin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will be 12:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 1:00 pm Friday, September 10, 2021, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138. Burial will follow at Lee's Summit Historical Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Service Information

Visitation will be 12:00 pm with funeral services to follow at 1:00 pm Friday, September 10, 2021, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138. Burial will follow at Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129.

Waggoner, Darlene's Guestbook

Darlene my friend, you are missed by so many already. So many wonderful memories and late nights. Not really sure how you tolerated our hijinks but you always had a smile on that face. I won’t say goodbye but I will say see ya later. Love you buddy.

James Stout

Will miss you Darlene! Rest in Paradise!

Sharon Kuhl

Lindsay, I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. I remember so fondly playing with her when we were children. Blessings upon you, Darlene’s husband, and all of the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren she leaves behind.

Marsha (Beckham) Moore

Dear Darlene, Thank you for your bright smile. Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for being there when David passed. I will forever be grateful for you and Jim. Thank you for letting us be part of you life. You definitely our lives better.

Sandy and Skip Gordon

We will all miss you aunt Darlene and we love you

Cathy Scadden

Momma, you are the most incredible ray of light given to us by God. The girls and I will always have you in our hearts, and in me and Heidi's cheekbones!! ❤💔

Lisa

Jim I am so sorry for your loss. Her smile and laugh will be forever etched in my mind. She will truly be missed. Again, my condolences to you and your families.

Sheryl Reigel

Truly one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her friends and family will surely miss her smile and positive attitude towards life.

BJ and Nicole Richardson

So sorry for your loss. Darlene was a great lady and an awesome friend.

David and Laurie

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She was such a loving and caring person. Will miss her beautiful smile and personality.

Esther DeGraff

I met Darlene in 1975 when we both worked at Arrow Forklift in KC. She was this brunette bombshell full of life and we hit it off right off the bat. We were inseparable for many years. She was a friend like no other . RIP sugar

Denise Kaestner

This woman indured so much with such grace and bravery. What a beautiful woman. Hope I spelled everything correctly or she will have my hide!

Cheryl Hale

I first meet Darlene at the Shrine temple when I started working there as a bartender she was the most kind hearted person you can ever meet and never a mean soul she took me under her wing as we became just like family I always called her my Shriner Momma I love her so much there’s never a day that goes by that I’m not thinking about her and Jim the two best couples that anyone could ever meet. I’m going to miss you my beautiful Shriner momma it’s not goodbye until we meet again. I love you so much my beautiful Angel above. 🙏❤️😘

Joyce Kenney

Seems like we were here on Park Lawn's website just a year ago for mom and now I'm here for you. It doesn't seem fair. I was always proud to have you for a sister. You accomplished things in your own way with your own style. You got that from mom. You were always true to yourself and disregarded the nay-sayers. I hope you found the joy, the happiness and the love you so richly deserved. Till we meet again, sweet angel. For now, bye Sissy.

Lindsay Parks

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