Darlene Madelyn Powers


Darlene Madelyn Powers, 95, of McAlester, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Mount Calvary Cemetery in McAlester with Father Robert Dye officiating. The burial will follow.
Darlene was born on March 9, 1924, in Stonington, Illinois, to Pete and Jennie (Peradott) Cresto.
She graduated from Excelsior Springs High School with the Class of 1941.
She married James Powers in January 1946. She worked outside the home at St. Mary's Hospital in the records department and at Lockheed and St. Joseph's Church as a secretary.
Darlene's was most proud of being a housewife. She was also the oldest living member of St. John the Evangelist Church.
She is survived by her son, Tom Powers and wife, Mary, of Norman; daughter, Carolyn Sanders, of McAlester; grandchildren, J.J. Sanders, of Dallas, Texas, Jennifer Thow and husband, Mark, of Independence, Kentucky, Gus Sanders and wife, Whitney, of New York, New York, Jackie Scott and husband, Jimmy, of Norman, and Jake Higginbotham, of Dallas, Texas; great-grandchildren, Cannon, Wyatt, Harper and Meadow, and other family and friends.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, James Powers, in 1992; parents, Pete and Jennie Cresto; daughter, Kelly Powers-Higginbotham, and son-in-law, Johnny Dee Sanders.
Published on May 22, 2019
Send flowers
in memory of Darlene
See more

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on August 19, 2019.

Select an emblem

2 posts

Janice Clagg
May 25, 2019
I met Darlene at Professionsal Hair Designs
We had our appointments the same day. She was a
very sweet and kind lady and full of fun. Enjoyed her so much and she will be missed. God Bless her family.
Donna (Nishmuta) Tunstall
May 22, 2019
My memories of your mom goes clear back to grade school at St. John’s.
She always was smiling and cheerful.
May God bless the family as they say goodbye to their mom/grandma.