Darlene, D. Cassell, 75, of Ashland, Ore., passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at her home. Darlene was born December 2, 1934, in Dumas, Ark., to Burniss B. Kirtley and Beulah Pearl (Tillery) Kirtley. On February 10, 1950, in Vancouver, Wash., she married Harry Fredrick Cassell, who preceded her in death on April 11, 2001. She resided in Ashland for 38 years and was employed at First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo Bank) for 25 years.
Darlene is survived by daughters, Cathy J. Williams, of Bend, Ore., and Cleda R. Amerson, of Gold Hill, Ore.; one brother, Dwayne Kirtley, of Okla.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her twin children, Thomas and Karen Cassell.
A graveside service for Darlene will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Fir Lawn Memorial Park, 1070 W. Main Street, Hillsboro, OR.
Arrangements are by Litwiller-Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, OR. www.litwillersimonsen.com