Darlene Bogren, 74, Scranton: Aug. 24, 1948 – June 18, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Darlene Bogren, 74, Scranton: Aug. 24, 1948 – June 18, 2023

SCRANTON, Kan. – Darlene Bogren, 74, of Scranton, Kan., passed away Sunday, June 18, 2023, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1948, in Rapid City, S.D., the daughter of Martin Loyd Harris and Eva Mae (Bacon) Harris.

Being a military brat, the family moved quite often and Darlene attended seven different schools until the family settled in 1964 in Scranton, where she finished her education at Scranton High School.

Darlene worked at various jobs. In 1978, Darlene worked for Essex Wire Company, Topeka, Kan., and was a coiler and forklift operator until the plant closed in 1999. She then went to work for Kidstuff for nine years.

She married Bob Tindell, they later divorced.

On Sept. 25, 1988, she was united in marriage to Neil Bogren, at Lyndon, Kan. They shared more than 34 years of marriage.

Darlene enjoyed baking, quilting, cake decorating, crafting floral arrangements, watching movies, collecting coins, marbles, chicken décor and Fiesta ware. She also enjoyed playing bingo, Chinese checkers and cards with family and friends. She took a special interest in photography, and many of her photographs were featured on Topeka’s KSNT Channel 27. Darlene never turned down an opportunity to enjoy a banana split. Darlene will be remembered for her gracious generosity.

Darlene was preceded in death by her father, Martin and stepmother, Rosabelle “Petie” Harris; mother, Eva Mae Harris Ortiz; brother, Leigh Harris; sister, Cindy Booth; and grandson, Lincoln Oakes Tindell.

Survivors include her husband, Neil Bogren, of the home; two sons, Robert A. Tindell, Topeka, and Bill Tindell and wife, Whitney, Muskogee, Okla.; brother, Marion Harris, Carbondale, Kan.; sister, Carroll Schooler and husband, Ronnie, Scranton; brother, Kenny Harris, Burlingame, Kan.; five grandchildren, Brendan, Jaden, Trey, Gage and Juliana; and four great-grandchildren, Amelia, Oliver, Jace and Brielle.

To celebrate Darlene’s life, a memorial service will be held on her birthday at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Cross Road Community Church, 512 Mason St., Scranton, followed by a celebratory birthday luncheon. Private family inurnment will follow at the Highland Cemetery, Scranton.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cross Road Community Church or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, PO Box 194, Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences can be left at www.lamb-roberts.com.

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