Darlene Deibert of North Platte peacefully passed away at the age of 88 on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at the North Platte Care Center.

Darlene was born June 6, 1930 to Vernon and Ethel Black at Fairbury. She grew up in Fairbury and graduated from Fairbury High School.

On March 25, 1950, Darlene was united in marriage to Kenneth Deibert in Hoxie, Kan. They lived in various Kansas communities then moved to California for a while before returning to Kansas.

After living in Goodland they moved to Colorado then Nebraska, living in Lexington before settling down in North Platte in 1970.

Darlene was a member of Valley Christian Church. She loved sewing and making quilts. She also enjoyed cooking and celebrating the holidays but most importantly, Darlene loved her family.

Darlene is survived by her children, Rebecca “Becky” (Randy) Gilland and Kenneth, Jr. (Olga) Deibert, both of North Platte, Danny (Linda) Heyer of Arnaudville, La., and Dean (Theresa) Deibert of Bostic, N.C.; son-in-law, Milo (Sharon) Klein of Gregory, S.D.; sister, Clovella Randolph of Hoxie; special friends, Chris and Leasa Davis and Chris and Mitzy Hayes; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; eight great great- grandchildren; as well as other family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken, and their children, Michael Dee Deibert and Patricia Klein; her parents, Vernon and Ethel Black; and brothers, Vernon Omar Black and Bill Black.

In keeping with Darlene’s wishes, cremation was chosen and a family graveside gathering will be later in April at Hoxie. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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