Kenneth Darby

Died: Wed., Nov. 2, 2016

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Kenneth Vernon ‘Kenny’ Darby, age 85, of Wapello, died Wednesday morning, November 2, 2016, at the Wapello Specialty Care.  The son of Vernon and Vera Jarvis Darby, he was born on September 9, 1931.  He married Anne Bakus.  She preceded him in death.

Kenneth graduated from the University of Iowa with a Law Degree.  He worked for the US Department of Agriculture and retired as a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service.  He served in the US Navy during the Korean War.  He was a pilot and not only enjoyed flying at a young age but also continued after retirement.  He enjoyed going to auctions.

He is survived by a son, Dr. Joe & Barbara Darby of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and their children Michael and Ashley; a daughter, Jo Anne Metz of Mundelein, Illinois and her children Brent and Brittany; his late daughter, Jodi Hockett and her son Charlie; and two great grandchildren.  Along with his wife, Anne and his daughter, Jodi he was preceded by his parents.

Cremation will be accorded and decisions to commemorate his life will be selected later.

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Tim & Dawn Wagner
   Posted Fri November 11, 2016
Tim & I were sad to hear of the news of Ken's death. We knew of Darby through Tim's dad - Henry Wagner. Henry ran the tire shop in Wapello for several years, where Darby was a regular visitor and was always welcome. We all liked him for his wit, honesty, and humbleness. I am quite sure he was much smarter than he ever let us know, yet never made any of us feel less than him. Although we haven't visited with him regularly recently, we will miss him. We are very sorry for your loss. Tim & Dawn Wagner

sherry barker
   Posted Thu November 17, 2016
My mother was kennys cousin. they were close in age and grew uptogether in their early years. Her name is Donna Carpenter and she loved Kenny dearly. She is 88 now. She talked to Kenny on his birthday and said he sounded fine. We are sad to know he is gone

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