West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Funeral services for Darlene Marie Ralston, 84, West Plains, Missouri, will be 2:00pm Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Graveside, Cave Springs Cemetery, with the Brother Edward Casey officiating under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

She was born the daughter of the late Frank Davis and Fronia Bolton Davis, on September 5, 1932 in Alton, Missouri and died October 2, 2016 in West Plains, Missouri.

She was united in marriage August 14, 1948 in Alton, Missouri to Burton Ralston.

She is survived by two brothers, Phil Davis and wife Linda, West Plains, and Bob Davis, West Plains; one sister, Elsie Beck of West Plains, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Freida Davis, Alton, Missouri; special friends, Loretta Bradshaw and Nancy Fukasawa both of West Plains; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burton Ralston; her parents Frank Davis and Fronia Bolton Davis; one son, Michael “Mike” Ralston; three brothers, Leonard, Nathaniel and Joe Davis; three sisters, Dovie Pickett, Fran Cook, and Novella Hawk.

She was a Christian and attended the United Baptist Church. She was employed by Dr. Taylor in Thayer working as office assistant. She was a checker for National Grocery Company in St. Louis For many years.

The body will lie in state 8:00am-11:00am Tuesday at the Funeral Home

Burial will be in Cave Springs Cemetery.