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Darlene M. Creacy 1934 - 2014
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Darlene M. Creacy, 80, lifelong Great Bend resident, passed away on Tuesday evening, Dec. 16, at Leisure Homestead Care Center at St. John. Born on July 9, 1934, in Great Bend, she was the daughter of Ira and Inez (Davis) Thomason. She attended school in Great Bend.  She worked as a cook in several area restaurants, including at the Jayhawk Cafe, the Highland Hotel, and Holiday Inn, and was cook and former owner of the Zarah Cafe in Great Bend for many years.  Darlene coordinated and cooked for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Great Bend for 17 years, and also enjoyed reading, singing karaoke, and cake decorating.  
She loved going to church at First Street Church of God in Hoisington, where she was a member.
Survivors include two sons, Edward W. Creacy and his wife, Pat of Wichita, and Jay R. Creacy of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters,  Linda J. Creacy and Brenda Wetzel and her husband, Randy, all of Great Bend; one sister, Cathy Trauer of Denver, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Michelle Price; two brothers Jay R. and Harold “Sonny” Thomason; and four sisters, Mary Ward, Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Cape, and Nona “Mildred” Ross).  
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, at Charter Funerals in Great Bend, with the Rev. Dick Ogle officiating. Interment will be at the Great Bend City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the First Street Church of God in Hoisington. Online condolences may be left and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Charter Funerals*
2115 Washington St.
Great Bend, KS  67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 19, 2014