Darlene Marie (Richards) Beach, 70, passed away December 28, 2022 after a short battle surrounded by her loving family and faithful friend, Jo Lynn. Memorial services will be held at 2pm on Friday, January 6 at Longview Funeral Home. A private interment will follow at Longview Cemetery.
Darlene was born on March 16, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Marion Howard Richards and Elizabeth Ann (Anthamatten) Richards. She married Ronald Beach in 1972 and they moved to the KC area and became the proud parents of Ronnie and RaChelle. Darlene later moved in with her faithful friend, Jo Lynn, in 1993; they moved to the Lake of the Ozarks before finally residing in Raymore, MO.
Darlene immensely enjoyed spending time with her family, living at the lake, catfishing, and making many friends. Her great grandchildren were the lights of her life that she thought she would never see. She loved being their “Gigi” and wore her T-shirt proudly.
Survivors include Jo Lynn of the home; children, Ronnie and RaChelle Beach; five grandchildren: Mackaylee Beach (Sean), Hunter Beach, Lexie Beach, Jace Diaz, and Chloe Gibson; three great grandchildren: Avalee Tarpenning, Zaida Tarpenning, and Aubriella Diaz; brothers, Dennis Richards (Linda) and David Richards (Debbie); step mom Ann Barcello (Bud) and Linda Barcello; and her many loving nieces and nephews.
Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Donald (Cleo) Richards, Darrell Richards, and Douglas Richards; former husband, Ronald Beach; and sister-in-law, Teresa Richards.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Breast Cancer Research.