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Hazel Darlene Hime, 90, of Onawa, Iowa died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Onawa United Methodist Church, Onawa, Iowa with Pastor Tim Cramer officiating. Burial will be in the Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.
Hazel Darlene was born October 17, 1928 in Belvidere, Illinois the daughter of Earl and Hazel (Peters) Ray. She graduated from Big Rock, Illinois High School in May of 1941 and later graduated from Northern Illinois University.
Darlene was united in marriage to Sam Hime on January 5, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sam passed away on July 9, 1985 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Darlene was a teacher for over forty years and taught at several locations including: Saybrook High School, Galena, Illinois High School, Castana High School, Mondamin High School, Girls’ Reform School, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and West Harrison Community School where she retired in 1989. She was also an Extension Agent in Illinois for several years.
Darlene received the Iowa DAR History Teacher of the Year award in 1983, the American Historical Association Media Award in 1985, and was very proud of the students she taught who received many History Day Awards.
She was a member of the National Council of Social Studies Teachers, VFW Auxiliary Unit #7920 of Osage, Iowa, and the David McNeill American Legion Auxiliary Unit #129 of Onawa, Iowa. She was a life member of the National Education Association.
She is survived by her siblings, Betty Foose of Florida, Barb Schubert of California, Bev Ray of Florida, and Wes Ray of California; numerous nieces and nephews, many friends, and students.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Hime; her siblings, Sandy Oesterreich, Audrey Barger, and Jeannie Roberts.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com