Darlene Marie Veff, 76, of Lincoln passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Care in Springfield, IL.


She was born on July 4, 1942 in Seattle, WA. The daughter of Jake and Elizabeth (Andrew) Graybeal.


She married Robert Veff on December 15, 1974 in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on February 8, 1997.

Darlene is survived by her children, Jennifer Hanson of Seattle, WA, Lorinda (Bruce) Campbell of Merrillville, IN, Roberta (Brandon) McGuire; her grandchildren, Kenny Campbell, E. Spencer Martin, Elliott Martin, Ember McGuire; beloved grandchildren in the Berlett, Humphrey, Quigle & Spaulding families; two sisters, Sharon Johnston of Graham, WA, and Vickie Graybeal of Seattle, WA; one brother, Robert (Linda) Graybeal of Westminster, CO. 

Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two siblings, Judy Jackson and Buck Martin; and one grandchild, Ezra McGuire.

Darlene was a nurse at LDC for 22 years and the owner of R & D Dairy Bar. Darlene loved gardening and music. She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the nursing home, shopping, cooking, and loved giving.

A Graveside service for Darlene will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Union Station Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.


Memorial donations may be made in Darlene’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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