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Darlene L. Westlake

October 15th, 1949 – December 31st, 2014

Darlene L. Westlake, age 65 of Astoria, IL, passed away at 1:03 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born on October 15, 1949 in Canton, a daughter of Elmer L. and Delores M. (Dober) Lawver. She married Dale B. Westlake on November 8, 1968 in Bader, Il. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1993.

She was also preceded in death by her mother, her brother, Carl Lawver, and two sisters, Rhode Davis and Leanna Ludwig.

Surviving are her three sons, Troy (and Kim) Westlake of Astoria, Jeff Westlake of Clewiston, FL, and Derik (and Rylie Haas) Westlake of Decatur, MI, five grandchildren; Nicole Westlake, Dylan Westlake, Kenzie Westlake, Colton Westlake, and Hayden Westlake, two great-grandsons, Dale and Jeffrey Westlake, her father Elmer Lawver of Pekin, Il, and two sisters, Crystal (and Allen) Welker of Vermont, IL and Carla (and Steve) Poppenhager of Industry, IL..

Darlene was a homemaker and also caregiver for several area families.

Services will be held on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Jeremy Westlake will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 4th from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Browning Cemetery, Browning, IL. Memorials may be given to the Astoria Rescue Squad or the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Research fund.


January 2nd, 2015

Kim and family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. I just recently saw Darline at the County Market in Rushville. We had a nice visit and she gave me an update on Nikki and Dale. She was such a sweet lady. She is now at peace. God Bless! Sheila Krider

January 3rd, 2015

To ALL Darlenes Families, . Thoughts and Prayers for all of you. So sorry for your loss. From The Malott and The Taylor Families