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Dardenella Irene Weskamp

February 27, 1924 — January 3, 2014

Dardenella Irene Jeffers Weskamp, born February 27, 1924 in McCook, Nebraska, passed away January 3, 2014 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Cora (Schoenholtz) Jeffers, brother Todd, sisters Ruth Whaley and Mary Seeman, a grandchild Christopher, great grandchild John, and her husband and love of her life Andrew C. Weskamp.

Dardenella is survived by her sister, Shirley and Willis Wagner of Minnesota. Her two sons Andrew and Charlene Weskamp of Norton KS, and Michael and Julia Weskamp of Aurora CO, 5 grandchildren: Daniel and Caroline Weskamp, Andrea and James Buchmeier, Dominic and Kayla Weskamp, Sarah Weskamp, Christopher Weskamp, 10 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. All of whom were so very much loved by her.

Dardenella, also known as Darden, Dard or Dee, grew up in McCook and married Andrew Weskamp on November 18, 1939. In 1965 they moved to Denver, Colorado with Andy's job at Burlington Northern Railroad.

Living in Denver was a playground for Darden's love of locating and selling antiques, and decorating homes. She also loved birds and little dogs, and was a joy to watch when she interacted with children. They always knew they were loved and could do anything they tried to do. Darden worked at Singer and J C Penney before retiring in the late 70's due to health issues.

When Andy retired in 1983 they moved to Norton KS to be near their oldest son Andy and his family. While there, she teamed up with her sister, Mary, in using their artistic talents to make porcelain dolls and teach others the skill.

Andy and Darden lived between Denver and Norton off and on until he passed away in 2000, at which time her health wavered. Eventually she moved to Aurora, CO to be near doctors and to spend time with Michael and his family. In 2007 she became a resident of Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook, where they lovingly cared for her needs.

Needless to say, she will be missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her name. Memorials for the Masses may be given.

Rosary will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Father Gary Brethour as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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