Glen Darnell

Born: Fri., Mar. 10, 1944
Died: Thu., Sep. 24, 2020


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Glen Darnell, age 76, of Beverly, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was born on March 10, 1944 in Granite City, IL to William and Tessie McQuay Darnell.  He married Rosemary Miller on January 7, 1963 at Pastor Robert Byler’s home, and she survives.

Glen began working as a Boilermaker  in 1964, retiring at age 55.  He was a member of Boilermaker Local 363 and travelled around Illinois and the surrounding states with the union.  In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, but loved mushroom hunting the most.  Glen liked socializing with friends at the bar and hanging out in his garage.  In earlier years, he made windchimes, live traps, and wood stoves.  Glen was timely, impatient, and always spoke his mind.  He loved dogs and had a huge heart.  Glen dearly loved his family and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Darnell; daughters, Sonja (George) Gore of Durham, KS, Tina (Randy) Huddleston of Beverly, IL, and Heidi (Jesse) Shaffer of Lakeshore Hills, Fowler, IL; seven grandchildren, George Curtis (Alicia) Gore of Quincy, IL, David Gore of Durham, KS, Amanda (Dustin Hoffman) Huddleston of Quincy, IL, Ashley (Jake) Venvertloh of Quincy, IL, Johnny Huddleston of Beverly, IL, Zachary (Amber) Shaffer of Liberty, IL, and Isabella Shaffer of Lakeshore Hills, IL; eleven great grandchildren, Paige Gore, Will Gore, Adrianna Gore, Grayson Gore, Caidon Lish, Kaylin Hoffman, Jace Venvertloh, Avery Venvertloh, Jailyn Akers, Mylan Shaffer, and Harley Shaffer; stepbrother, Charles ‘Chuck’ Darnell of Quincy, IL; and stepsister, Ann Brown of Fowler, IL and his two favorite dogs, Sadie and Lucy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Darnell and Tessie Loniello and sister, Judy Norton.

Per his wishes, services will be held privately and interment will be at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry, IL.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Park Lawn Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Glen's memory to the following organization:

Park Lawn Cemetery
Barry, Illinois

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Monique Miller
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Rosemary so sorry for Glenn passing.
I am faraway but close by heart.
My thoughts are with you and your family. You will always be my family.love you

Mike Sheehan
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Rosemary,
Loved Glen like a brother. I will miss him. We had a lot of good times together. So sorry for your loss.

Roger Dale and Tammy Hanlin
   Posted Sun September 27, 2020
Aunt Rosemary and family, Uncle Glen was a wonderful family man and loved a great time with his family...I will miss him , especially at the reunions...he really loved playing ball at the reunions in our earlier years for sure...hugs and prayers to all....love Tammy

Carol
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Wanted to let you all know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. It has been a while since I saw Uncle Glen but for some reason his since of humor and his smile stick with me. Love you all

Bruce Reinheimer
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Glenn always looked out for me on the job and outside the job!!! He was a great man and he will be missed in life but remains always in my heart!!!

Bob Pennington
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Rosemary I was always happy to be working with Glenn. He sometimes would share some of your very delicious pie with me. So sorry for your loss I will always remember him with great fondness.

Jim and Roseann Terwelp
   Posted Mon September 28, 2020
Our condolences to the Huddleston family and to the Darnell family we are very sorry for your loss. Jim and Roseann Terwelp

Mary Thompson
   Posted Sun October 04, 2020
We were country neighbors! Mom and I are sorry to hear you won't be there anymore. I always thought kindly of you and so glad you loved dogs.

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