Darla Cohagan, 65, of North Platte died at Great Plains Health as the result of a car accident on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019.
Darla was born Sept. 18, 1954 to Darrell and Beverly Stark at El Paso, Texas and was raised on the family farm north of Loomis. After graduating from Loomis High School, Darla attended Kearney State College for a year then began working in food service.
She first worked at Holdrege then at various places in Nebraska including Central City, Gothenburg, and North Platte, and in Missouri and Hawaii. Darla was currently the manager of the North Platte Dairy Queen where she had worked for a number of years and enjoyed what she did.
On Aug. 18, 1979, Darla married Ed Cohagan at the Methodist Church in Loomis. They had lived in several places and states before coming to North Platte. Darla and Ed had a son, Ryan, and were married for over 38 years when he passed away in 2017.
Darla was a kind person who loved taking care of people and would help anyone she could, no matter if she knew them or not. She will be greatly missed and in her passing she has earned her angel wings.
Darla leaves behind her son, Ryan (Mary) Cohagan, and grandchildren, Tegan and Keiran, all of Omaha; sisters, Darrie (Rick) Streeter of Holdrege, Dawn Glinsmann of Bertrand, Della (David) Ehlers of Smithfield, and Dora Stark of Kearney; brother, Daniel (Lisa) Stark of Plainview; best friend, Ann James, of North Platte; dog, Bunny; and other family.
Along with her husband, Ed, Darla was preceded in death by her parents, Darrell and Beverly Stark; brother-in-law, Robert Glinsmann; and nephew, Tyler Ehlers.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be on Friday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Committal service will be 2 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, south of Maxwell, and then Darla will be placed in the columbarium.
The memorial book may be signed online at odeanchapel.com or on Thursday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy or to the family.