Darlene was born in Woodward, OK to George and Freda (Semmel) Hoffner. She graduated from Fargo High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She was a teacher in Blackwell Public Schools for 15 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Donna Harris; brother; Bert Hoffner. Darlene is survived by her husband, Bill; daughters, Valerie Samuel and husband Billy Samuel of OKC and Alanda and Bryce Short of Dover, OK; grandchildren, Landon, Graysen, and Will Samuel, Madilynn, Nora, Isla, Jaxon, and Declan Short; sister, Diane Harper and husband Jack; sister-n-law Pam Hoffner and many other nephews, nieces, cousins and other family members. You may send flowers or make donations to Huntington’s Disease Society of America. The family would like to say a special thanks for the care and concern during this difficult time shown by Physician’s Choice Hospice. Visitation will be from 9 AM to 8 PM Tuesday, February 6, 2018 family will receive guests from 5-7 PM at Buchanan Funeral Service. Funeral services to celebrate her life will be 10 AM , Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in the chapel of Buchanan Funeral Service with burial at 3:30 PM, at Gnadenfeld Cemetery in southwest of Woodward, OK.