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Darrell Eugene Monk September 29, 1924-August 31, 2009

Darrell Eugene Monk, 84, of Clearfield, Iowa departed this life on August 31, 2009 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, Iowa. He was born September 29, 1924 in Clearfield, Iowa to Claude and Eva (Greer) Monk.

Darrell attended school in Clearfield and then served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II.

On June 7, 1947 Darrell and Verla Deene Morey were united in marriage in Maryville, Missouri and they were blessed with 62 years together raising a family of five children, Virginia, Veronica, Diane, Darl and Amy. They made their home in several towns in southern Iowa and northern Missouri while Darrell worked 35 years for HyVee in the meat department. Darrell and Verla retired to Clearfield in 1989.

Darrell was a member of the Creston Presbyterian church and the Woodside Post #97 of the American Legion. His greatest joy was time spent with his family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Virginia Millemon; brother, Cecil, and his wife, Bertha Monk, and brother-in-law, Lloyd Cameron.

Left to cherish his memory are wife Verla of Clearfield, Iowa; children Veronica and husband Joe Marks of Swisher, Iowa, Diane and husband Kevin Reilly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Darl and wife Carol Monk of Saint Louis, Missouri and Amy and husband Keith Hensley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a special niece, Reeta England of Clearfield, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Paul and Barbara Monk of Des Moines, Iowa and Ronald ‘Bud’ and Beverly Monk of Marshalltown, Iowa; sisters Phyllis and husband Jack Gourley of Lenox, Iowa and Theola Cameron of Lenox, Iowa.

A memorial in Darrell’s name has been established to the Woodside Post #97 of the American Legion. Arrangements were through Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield.

Graveside services were held at the Clearfield cemetery in Clearfield on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, with Rev. Scott Vandenheuvel officiating. Military rites were conducted by Woodside Post #97, American Legion.

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