Wanda "Darlene" Pelton

February 1, 1943August 26, 2018

Wanda “Darlene” Pelton Sanders, 75 of Independence, MO, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO. Darlene was born Feb. 1, 1943, to John Henry and Helen Hays in Kansas City, MO. Darlene is survived by her soul mate Douglas Sanders of Independence, MO., daughter; Maryls Allison, granddaughters; Sara and Rachel Allison of Independence, MO. Darlene retired from the Mid-Continent public library where she worked as a system operator. Darlene was a member of at the VFW Post 1000 and the Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed her time spent with her friends and her grandma and little people dinners with her daughter and granddaughters. Darlene was a two time breast cancer survivor. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Saint Jude’s and the VFW cancer fund. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 31 6-8 pm, Funeral Service on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10 am, services held at Newcomer’s Noland Road Chapel, 509 S. Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64050. Burial at Floral Hills Cemetery, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KC, MO. A celebration of life will follow all services at the VFW post 1000, 1002 E. US 24 HWY, Independence, MO.


  • John Henry Hays, Father
  • Helen (Yarnell) Hays, Mother
  • Douglas Sanders, Soulmate
  • Maryls Allison, Daughter
  • Sara and Rachel Allison, Granddaughters

  • Robert Adam, Pallbearer
  • Chris Stogsdill, Pallbearer
  • Angelo Sanders, Pallbearer
  • Rick Wilson, Pallbearer
  • Frank Looker, Pallbearer
  • Jay Howard, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, September 1, 2018

Wanda "Darlene" Pelton

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melissa wood

August 31, 2018

Friday mornings was your visit to the salon to get your hair fixed and a cup of coffee. You would bring the VFW flyers ask us to place them for people to see. I will miss you so much be with the angels fly high.