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“To all of you I will always remember Darlene and her wonderful smile.. She and Claire made a Happy pair .. Always had a good story to tell.. ...Read More »
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Darlene Williamson, 82, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away Monday morning, February 27, 2017, in Dayton.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. Pastor Kay. Christie will officiate. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Lois Darlene Roberts was born on September 12, 1934 in Blair, Illinois, the daughter of Roy and Helen (Leber) Roberts. She attended schools in Alta, Iowa.

On November 18, 1967, Darlene was united in marriage to Claire Williamson at Elk Point, South Dakota. Darlene provided in home daycare and later worked as a Nurse Aide. After retiring the couple moved to Dayton.

Darlene belonged to the United Methodist Church in Dayton and was a member of the Dayton Sr. Citizens Club. Darlene and Claire were active in many community events and enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

Survivors include four sons, Steve (Anna) Hughes of Alta, Iowa, Marlin Dwaine Williamson of Dayton, Iowa, Ron "Chip" Hughes (Brenda Hastings) of Spencer, Iowa, David Hughes of Longmont, Colorado; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Rolly (Ada Marie) Roberts of Storm Lake, Iowa, Guy Roberts of Unionville, Missouri, Herbert (Carmen) Roberts of Pittsburgh, California, Tina Jones of Orlando, Florida, Luther Roberts of Hopkins, Missouri, and Phyllis (Dennis) Guthrie of Clearmont, Missouri; and three sisters-in-law, Harriet Roberts of Alaska, Mary Lavonne Hansen of Webster City, Iowa, and Bernice Ina Friesth of Sac City, Iowa.

Her parents, daughter, Dawn Denise Williamson, husband, Claire Williamson Jr., brothers and sisters, Gary Hansen, Gerald Friesth, Clifford Roberts, Clovis Roberts, Raymond Roberts, Doris Roberts, Rea Roberts, and Lenny Roberts, and two sisters-in-law, Carol Ann and Barbara Regina Williamson preceded her in death.

Memorials may be left to the Dayton United Methodist Church.