Darlene M. “Doll” Biniak, age 85, of Coal City, Illinois (Central City) and formerly of Chicago, died Saturday afternoon, January 22, 2022 at Rock Run Place in Joliet, Illinois. Born April 5, 1936 in Chicago, Darlene was a daughter of Edward and Margaret (Vraney) Vesley. She was raised and educated in Chicago, and on October 1, 1955, Darlene married John “Beans” Biniak in Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chicago. She was a dedicated homemaker and wonderful seamstress. Following Beans’ retirement, together, Doll and Beans made their new home in Central City. She was an active member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City, and in recent years became involved with The Marthas. She and Beans were original members of the Wilmington Recreation Club, and the family served on the board of directors for many years. Darlene loved to snowmobile, as well as fish, and her love of fishing was evident throughout her entire married life beginning with her honeymoon in Canada, to planning countless fishing trips over decades with family and friends. She loved to cook, and in recent years took great pride in sharing her recipes and skills in the kitchen with her grandchildren. Darlene was a dedicated wife, loving mom and devoted grandma who will be remembered for always having the ability to make people laugh. Her legacy will forever live on in those who knew and loved her. Survivors include two sons, Edward (Kerry) Biniak and Daniel (Cheryl) Biniak; nine grandchildren: Kristin (Bryan) Barrett, Alicia Bare, Ryan (Kelly) Biniak, Matthew (Kacie) Biniak, Jessica Biniak, Jamie (Jay) Jaskiewicz, Joe (Anny)  Biniak, Michael Biniak, Adam Biniak; and six great-grandchildren: Luke, Erin, Evan, Emma, Hannah and Hailey. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband John (2015); son, Raymond Biniak (2008); daughter, Cheryl Bare (2016); and one brother, Wayne Vesely. The family received friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services followed Friday morning, January 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Coal City. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Jason Stone, assisted by Deacon William Dunn. Burial:  Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Darlene was laid to rest with her late husband, John. Serving as pallbearers:  Ryan Biniak, Matthew Biniak, Joe Biniak, Michael Biniak, Adam Biniak, and Jay Jaskiewicz. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Darlene’s memory to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431. Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guestbook, upload photographs, and share Darlene’s memorial page online through social media. Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)