Darlene E. Rettell, age 86, of Kempton passed away Monday, October 5, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born December 16, 1933 in Wesley Township, the daughter of Leroy and Anna (Marma) LaMontagne. Darlene married Clifford C. “Sonny” Rettell on December 31, 1952. He preceded her in death. Darlene was a 30-year employee of General Foods in Kankakee. She was a 1952 graduate of R.U.C.E. in Reddick. Darlene enjoyed crafting, painting, dancing, cooking, and mowing the lawn. She drove stock cars and motorcycles. She loved babysitting her grandchildren and making blankets for her family. Darlene loved her dogs, Candy and Sunnygirl. She enjoyed doing various jobs and was a lifelong learner. Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law: Debbie and Gene Gulley of Bourbonnais; Cathy Foiles of Kempton; and Sheila and Donnie Haggard of DuQuoin; grandchildren: Tim Lowe, Josh Lowe, Miranda (Osie) Rettell, Tony Gulley, Aaron (Lacie) Haggard, Afton Haggard; great-grandchildren: Caitlynn (Zack) Sunday, T.J. Cook, Charlie Haggard, Levi Haggard, Xane Gulley, and Xavier Gulley; great-great-grandchildren: Aliyah, and Cohen Sunday; one sister, Janet Burke of Martinton; and many nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford “Sonny” Rettell; parents; and one son, Randy Rettell. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Clancy – Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines. Inurnment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais. Memorials may be made to the family wishes. Please sign her guestbook at www.clancygernon.com

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