Darlene Sue (Ware) Miers

September 25, 1948 ~ January 15, 2021 (age 72)


Darlene Sue (Ware) Miers, 72, went peacefully into the comforting embrace of God on January 15, 2021 at her home in Muncie, following a long and courageous journey with her health.


Darlene was born on September 25, 1948 in Muncie to the late George and Annalou (Applegate) Ware. Darlene attended Yorktown Schools, graduating in 1966. She met and fell in love with Byron “Dean” Miers Jr. and they were married for more than 52 years. This beautiful union produced three children; Lisa Ann (Miers) Vuurman, Jeffrey Scott Miers, and Julie Ann Miers.


Darlene spent the next 20 years as an “Army Wife” traveling the world. She saw and lived-in places such as Germany, Italy, Poland, Japan, and multiple US states. Darlene worked for the US Government most of her working career and was able to retire early. She was very artistic and there was not a craft that she could not conquer. She did everything from painting, crocheting, stain glass, sewing, and most that knew her were recipients of this creative love. She loved her family fiercely and was an amazing mother, wife, Mamaw, and friend.


Darlene is survived by her husband of 52 years, Byron Dean Miers Jr.; beloved children, Lisa (Miers) Vuurman (husband David) and Jeffrey Miers; her precious grandsons, Tyler Vuurman, Alex Miers, and Austin Vuurman; her brothers, Ed Ware (wife Debbie), Brett Ware (wife Bethany), Bart Ware (wife Erika); her nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Holly, Parker, and Molly; her precious pups Lou Lou and Lilly; and many extended family members and friends.


Darlene was preceded in death by her parents and baby girl, Julie.


To prevent the spread of COVID, the family will hold a private family funeral to celebrate Darlene’s life. Following services, Darlene will be cremated.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), 1209 W. Riggin Rd., Muncie, IN 47303.


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