Mary Darleen Lyons, 85. of Hope, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Hope.

Mary Darleen Lyons, 85. of Hope, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Hope. Mrs. Lyons was born August 19, 1927, in Patmos, to Enerie Edward “E.E.” and Lois L. Rogers Wheelington. She was a member of Hinton United Methodist Church, a retired school teacher from the Hempstead and Lafayette school systems, a member of Arkansas Retired Teachers Association and very active in ministry with her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, E. E. and Lois Wheelington and one son, Danny Lyons. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Paul Lyons, of Hope; one daughter, Carolyn Howard and husband, Bruce, of Hot Springs; one son, Steve Lyons, of Hope; one brother, Waymond Wheelington and wife, Patricia, of Rosston; one sister, Betty Lough and husband, Delmor ,of Hope; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a host of cherished family members, church families and friends. The family will receive visitors Monday, July 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in the Hinton United Methodist Church, with Bro. Joe Miller officiating, with interment to follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, under the direction of Herndon-Pharr Funeral Home. The family wishes memorials to be made to Grandpa's Place, 1489 Highway 355 East, Hope, Ar., 71801.