Darlene Graves June resident of the month

Darlene was born September 14,1933 in Castalia to Hyless and Iva Mae Stendell. She had one brother and one-half sister. Her parents farmed by Castalia and Darlene attended school in Ossian and graduated from High School there. She played basketball in school. When she graduated she worked for the Decorah telephone company as an operator for 7 years. She met her future husband Spencer at the telephone company. They were married May 12, 1956. They lived on a farm with his parents by Decorah. They had two children; Randy and Nancy. Darlene stated they went on a few bus tours including one to Branson, Missouri. They eventually had two grandchildren. They lived on the farm until 2007 when they moved to Wellington Assisted Living. They later moved to the nursing home and Spencer passed away in 2012. Darlene moved back to Wellington Assisted Living and is now currently living in the nursing home. Congratulations on being June resident of the month. We are glad you are part of the Wellington family!