Darla Lee (Duff) Cline, 64, of Scranton passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the home of her daughter in State Center, Iowa surrounded by her family.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jefferson with Fr. Jeff Schleisman as Celebrant. Lectors for the Mass will be Sommer Absher, Shannan Phillips and Dania Woods. Gift bearers will be Darla’s sisters: Debbie, Dixie, Dannae, Deanne and Deirdre. Music for the Mass will be by the St. Joseph’s Choir with Lois Last as organist and Amy Roberts as Cantor. Casket bearers will be Darla’s nephews. Burial will be in the Scranton Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday where there will be a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The casket will be moved to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Jefferson at 9:30 a.m. on Friday where visitation will resume until the time of Mass.
Darla was born December 29, 1952 in Des Moines, Iowa to Duane and Cleo (Eason) Duff. She was the third of eight children. Darla grew up on the family farm and graduated from Scranton High School in 1971 where she was homecoming queen. Upon graduation from high school, she went to the Iowa Lutheran School of Nursing in Des Moines. As a nurse she spent many years of her career in the obstetrics field caring for mothers and their babies.
In August of 1975, she was married to Ed Cline of Guthrie Center at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Scranton by Msgr. Koester. To this union were born two children, Ryan James and Crystle Lee. They made their home in Guthrie Center and Jefferson. The couple later divorced and Darla and her children lived in Ames, Iowa. After her children were grown, Darla moved to Colorado to be a traveling nurse where she could continue doing what her passion was, working with mothers and babies. Darla retired in 2015 and moved back to Scranton to care for her mother Cleo.
Darla was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She loved the peace of being on the farm and going to the mountains. Her smile could light up a room. She was an avid Iowa State Cyclones and Denver Broncos fan.
Darla is survived by her son, Ryan Cline (Kassie) of Casey; her daughter, Crystle Thompson (Chris) of State Center; four grandchildren: Ryder, Kaleb, Chloe and Karys; her siblings: Debbie (Tom) Powell of Katy, Texas, Dixie (Jim) Moore of Waterloo, Dannae McReynolds of Lakewood, Colo., Deanne Strawn (Bruce) of Katy, TX, Doug Duff of Scranton and Deirdre Allen (Terry) of Grand Junction, Colo.; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and many good friends.
Darla was preceded in death by her parents, Duane and Cleo Duff and a brother, Dennis in infancy.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Scranton and online condolences may be left for Darla’s family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.