Darlene Fae Barrow was born on November 24, 1933, the oldest child of George Allen Barrow and Exa Dee Meckel Barrow. She died on Sunday, February 22, 2009.
She was born and raised in Sonora, Texas, where she graduated from Sonora High School in 1952. On July 11, 1952, she married Jerrel Reid Hardesty at the Episcopal Church in Sonora.
The couple lived in Corpus Christi, Midland, Houston, New Jersey and Galveston. After her husband’s death, Darlene moved to her beloved ranch in Schleicher County, Texas, where she spent the remainder of her years.
ELDORADO — Jo Ann (Bearce) Sproul, 77, died Good Friday, April 10, 2009. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday April 13, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Eldorado, Texas of which she was a member. Arrangements were by Kerbow Funeral Home.
Jo Ann was born May 14, 1931 in San Angelo, Texas to W. R. (Dick) and Winnie Bearce. Jo Ann was raised on the Bearce ranch in Schleicher County. She graduated from Eldorado High School and later attended the University of Texas at Austin and Sul Ross State University where she majored in drama. On February 14, 1949 in Alpine, Texas she married the love of her life, C.R. Sproul. Jo Ann and C.R. enjoyed over 60 years of marriage together. During that time they raised three children whom she loved deeply.
C.F. Dacy, 68, of Eldorado, Texas died at his residence in Wichita Falls, Texas on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Memorial services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday March 26, 2010 in the Eldorado Cemetery.
C.F. was born and raised in Eldorado, and continued to love it dearly even after he relocated to Wichita Falls in 2004 to spend the rest of his life next door to his son and family. He was employed by Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative for 35 years. During the 6 years he spent in Wichita Falls, he was a daily part of his grandchildren’s lives-- a chauffeur, a guardian, a Barney-buddy, a friend. He was a constant, comforting presence to his family; taking the daunting role of the ever-present baby sitter, always cheering at the game or sitting in the stands at practice, assisting in the management of his son’s wild game processing business and still always ready for a summer night cookout with family and friends. He was grounded and assured, deeply faithful, quiet but loving in the kindest of ways.
ELDORADO — Dan Truett McWhorter, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, after a brief illness. Full military service was held Saturday, March 13, in the Eldorado Cemetery with Rev. Joe McGee officiating. Honorary pallbearers were his “best buddy” Mark Harrington, Samuel Harrington, Scott Calhoun, George Spinks and Dean Williams. Dan was born Jan. 8, 1920, in Eldorado to William Lauren and Viola Mae McWhorter.
He graduated form Eldorado High School and attended San Angelo Business School. After this, he went into business with his cousin Ben Morris in Fort Davis. They owned the Hotel Limpia and Annex and The Union Trading Company through the 1940's. On Dec. 11, 1941, he was called to serve his country in World War II.