Pastor’s wife Darla Dirrim dies

Darla Dirrim passed from this life into the presence of Jesus Christ on June 20, 2016, at age 60. She was pastor’s wife at Westview Southern Baptist Church, Chanute, Kan.

She was born on May 18, 1956, to Wayne Alden Brown and Frances Harper Brown in El Paso, Texas.

She graduated high school in Putman City, Okla., and received a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University.

Darla married Randy Dirrim on Aug. 4, 1978. She was a mother to two wonderful sons and spent her life homeschooling and teaching in several Christian schools.

She came to know Jesus Christ as her Savior at an early age through the Woman’s Missionary Union GA program. She served alongside her husband, Randy, in many churches her entire married life. She was known for praying for others and sending cards of encouragement.

She is survived by her husband; two sons and their wives: Jonathan and Chriselda Dirrim and Michael and Rebecca Dirrim; five grandchildren; Benjamin, Sophia, Abigail, Emeth and Samuel; her mother, Frances Brown; her brother, Col. David Brown and his wife, Tomi; a sister, Diane Manning and her husband, Robert; and many other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Brown.

A private family graveside service was held in Oklahoma City. A memorial service was held at Westview Southern Baptist Church on Friday afternoon, June 24.

Memorials may be sent to Westview Southern Baptist Church, 1415 S. Plummer Ave., Chanute, KS 66720-2515.