Darrell Wayne Everson

January 17, 1963March 4, 2019

Darrell Wayne Everson, 56, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 with his family at his side. He was born on January 17, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated with a BGS in Theater Performance from the University of Kansas in 1987. Darrell was employed for 3 years by World Fuel Services in Accounts Payable.

Darrell is survived by his loving wife, Maria and three children Lindsay, Benjamin, Emily and daughter-in-law Katelyn, parents Donald and Loretta Everson of Gardner, Kansas, three siblings Andy Everson (Kim), Gary Everson, and Dawn Gerety (Kent). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and in-laws, too many to name, but he loved each and every one of them with all of his heart.

Darrell was an extremely gifted actor whose talent and wry sense of humor will be missed deeply by all who knew him. In his lifetime, he passed on his love of musicals and theater to those close to him through Friday Night Musicals. He also shared his love of movies and television with those around him.

Funeral Services will be Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the McGilley & Frye Funeral Home 105 East Loula Street Olathe, Kansas. Interment in Old Monticello Cemetery 21400 West 73rd Terrace Shawnee, Kansas. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.

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  • Donald Lee Everson, Father
  • Loretta Lucille (Craig) Everson, Mother
  • Maria Johanna (Brabant) Everson, Spouse
  • Lindsay Everson, Daughter
  • Benjamin Everson, Son
  • Emily Everson, Daughter
  • Katelyn Everson, Daughter-in-law
  • Andy Everson, Brother
  • Kim Everson, Sister-in-law
  • Gary Everson, Brother
  • Dawn Gerety, Sister
  • Kent Gerety, Brother-in-law
  • Darrell is also survived by many nieces, nephews and in-laws, too many to name but he loved each and every one of them with all of his heart.

  • Andy Everson, Pallbearer
  • Gary Everson, Pallbearer
  • Chris Brabant, Pallbearer
  • Chuck Craig, Pallbearer
  • Peter Brabant, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Copes, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Interment Monday, March 11, 2019

Darrell Wayne Everson

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Aislynn Quinn

March 10, 2019

As hard headed as he was, he was just as loving and hilarious. I loved late night discussions about video games and Game of Thrones, him making fun of me for my poor taste in musical theater (I loved the movie version of Into the Woods) and watching them together, and how much he supported all of you guys. I am so fortunate to have spent the last five years knowing him, and I sincerely wish that I could have had so many more. He and Mimi opened their home to me more times than I can remember, and I am so glad that they did, because I feel like a part of the family.

Glenda Baker

March 10, 2019

One Christmas around 1967 we moved to a new neighborhood. While walking up my steps after a tiring day moving what to my wonderous eyes did appear but a tiny boy with golden hair, bright blue eyes and a smile that would light up the world. That's how I met Darrell Everson. By the way when I see you again Darrell I promise I won't make you eat my spaghetti. Rest in peace sweet boy.

Peace be with you my dear friends.


Martha Tipton

March 9, 2019

I never had the pleasure of meeting Daryl Everson or his wife Mimi,but I have heard so much about them from my Great -Granddaughter Katelyn (his daughter -in-law.She loves both these people with all her heart.They took her into their home,loved her and treated her as one of their own,so I never got to say these words to you,but from the bottom of my heart I thank you,and Mimi.God has a special place in Heaven for you.REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD GIVE YOUR FAMILY PEACE.

Rebecca Best

March 9, 2019

Chris and I were saddened and shocked to hear of your passing. We were honored to have attended your wedding to our Mimi. It was a crazy but a beautiful time. We really did not mind going to the airport to pick up the bridal party. Blessings of rest & peace, and love to you and your family. Love & Prayers, Becky & Chris.

Mariah Patterson

March 8, 2019

I know I didn't know Darrell nearly as well as many family members or friends. Even though our paths only touched a handful of times, there are many things I will never, ever forget about Darrell or his melding with the Brabant family. Living in Maine, I was only in Darrell's line of - fire? No. More like sympathetic comic relief - a handful of times.

Most poignant was the first trip to Kansas when we met. A lifelong lover of musicals myself, he gave me a hand-across-lips-gasp-of-horror when he found out I *never* saw Into the Woods. One pizza later, he plopped Mimi and me (the former for probably the 100th time; the latter for the first time) onto a loud 80s shag carpet in front of the TV and popped (using the phrase lightly) a LaserDisc of the musical into the player. I was entranced. But even more than the acting and the singing... was being in awe that this seriously cool guy was willing to share Into the Woods with his backwoods almost-niece from New England.

Then came the wedding trip to Kansas followed by the Eversons' forays to Maine. Each encounter I had with Darrell was full of his incomparable wit, unique/quirky insights into life in general, and innumerable belly laughs.

Memories of those belly laughs with Darrell cushion the dagger sharpness that I feel today, and have felt since losing him on Monday. He was so admired and so loved. And he will be sorely missed by many.

Lora Powell

March 8, 2019

Every memory I have of Darrell is a positive one, he was a great friend, peer and performer. So many all night poker parties...such a wonderful person. Gone way too soon. Sending all my love to Mimi and the rest of his family in this terrible time. He will be truly missed.

Carla Flipse

March 8, 2019

Mimi, Lindsay, Emily, Ben and family ~

We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Darrell. He was an amazing man and this world was a better place because of him. We couldn't have asked for a better "stand-in Dad" for Lexi during the in-home day care years. We will miss the twinkle in his eye, ornery smile, and gentle spirit.

We know this is an extremely difficult time for all of you; please know we are here to help in anyway! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Rest in Peace, sweet man.

Dave, Carla, Catie and Lexi Flipse

Jo Leslie Proch- Evers

March 8, 2019

Condolences to the family. My parents were close to Darrell's parents because of their Rosedale connection. I remember hanging out with Darrell in high school. Designing his costume for The King and I. We dated briefly. Always managed to remain good friends. I remember going to Starlight Theater to see him in Oliver. I pray the lord gives you comfort in this time of grief.

Dawn Anderson

March 8, 2019

Mimi, I am so sorry to hear about Darrell. He was a great man guy. I worked with Darrell when I was in the Theatre Department from 1986-1988 in the scene shop at KU building sets. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Marina Rundell

March 7, 2019

We send our condolences to Mimi, Ben, Lindsay, Emily, and the rest of the family. Darrell was a great neighbor. He was there when my car wouldn’t start and got it going again. He was there when my son’s friend’s car needed to get unstuck in the snow at the front yard. He attended our family graduations and birthdays and we were always glad he joined the celebrations. A good man will be missed.