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Z. Wauneta Darting

August 23, 2013

Emmett- Z. Wauneta Darting, 93, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013 at the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born August 4, 1920 at rural Soldier, the daughter of Raymond and Griffie Adams Andrick.

Mrs. Darting grew up in the rural Delia area and graduated from Soldier High School in 1940 with a Normal Training Certificate.  She earned two degrees while teaching, going to night school and summer school at Washburn University. Mrs. Darting taught 19 years in one room rural schools in Jackson County and 21 years as a first grade teacher in Shawnee County.  She was a member of the Emmett United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma and also the Jolly Workers Club in Emmett.

She was united in marriage to Cleafes A Darting on June 14, 1941.  He preceded her in death on November 19, 1966.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, three infant siblings, a sister, Lenora Darting, her son, Roy A. Darting, on June 23, 2010, and two grandchildren, Jeffery Darting in 1993 and Lucas Rojas in 2001.

Survivors include a son, Gerry R. Darting, Rossville; two daughters, Betty J. Darting, Emmett and Wilma W. Rojas, Rossville; a brother, John Andrick, Rossville; two sisters, Genevieve Jacobson, Rossville and Dorothy Redmon, Topeka; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M.Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Interment will be in the RossvilleCemetery.  Mrs. Darting will lie in state after 2:00 P.M.Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Capper Foundation and sent in care of the funeral home. 

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8 thoughts on “Z. Wauneta Darting

  1. August 29,2013
    Dear Darting Family,
    I am so sorry to read today of Wauneta’s passing. We are in Colorado and not able to attend the funeral. Wauneta was a special friend and a lovely and gracious lady. I loved it when she parked at our yard to ride with a friend to go to Holton. We always had such a nice visit when she came back from her outing. I visited her at the Manor and she looked so great. I will certainly miss her smiling face.
    With Sympathy, Love & Prayers to all the family.
    Pauline & Joe Conley

  2. What a Special Lady. She will be missed–so many fond memories!
    She was one of a kind–a Lady to look up to! She was Friends with everyone! We were very lucky to have known her. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family–but we all know We have an Angel up above thinking of all of us.

  3. Wauneta was a very special lady. When I was recouperating from knee surgery she was riding to Onaga for theropy. We visited every other day for about 6 weeks on the bus and then we would eat lunch up at the hospital together. She was one sweet lady. Love to all the Darting Family.

  4. Mrs. Darting was my teacher when I attended the one-room school called High Prairie. My favorite memory was how she would read to us for one hour from a book that she allowed the students to choose. I remember her being such a good teacher and an extremely kind and caring woman. She will be missed by many.

  5. Mrs. Darting was one of the first teachers I met when I first came to USD 321 to teach. Even though we were not in the same building, we would always visit on inservice days. She was an inspiration to her students as well as her fellow teachers. She was missed by so many of us after her retirement, but I know she will never be forgotten in the hearts of those of who knew and loved her. Your family has our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a great lady.

  6. when we first moved to Emmett Mrs Darting was making a phone call and it rang at our house. We had a very long conversation. We talked about her sons as I knew Gerry when we lived in Topeka. Our sympathies to her family.

    Richard and Pat Nott

  7. I remember Mrs. Darting as one of my favorite teachers that I had at Rossville Grade School. I have fond memories of her classroom. My sympathies to her family.

  8. Darting Family,
    Such a great lady & best of the best of Teachers ever! She will always be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege & honor to have known her. Our thoughts and prayers to you all in your loss. Please accept our deepest of sympathy.
    The Stum’s – Wilbur & Sis ~ Mick , Tami, Brent & Haylie Jo

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