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Darlene Waggoner

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.

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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.

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