Darlene Casilda Welschmeyer, 55, of Folk, died Friday, May 17, 2013, in her home surrounded by her son, mother, sisters and brothers, following a 10 month battle with cancer. She was born December 2, 1957, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Virgil H. and Rose Ann Kempker. Her mother survives in Folk. She was married to Donald Welschmeyer who preceded her in death in 1993, and together they had one son, Michael Welschmeyer. A 1976 graduate of Fatima High School, she was employed by the Missouri Department of Corrections at the Jefferson City Correctional Center for 18 years until her retirement in October as a Storekeeper. She had worked as a department secretary at Lincoln University. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking ATV rides, gathering rocks for her rock garden, and sitting by a fire with family and friends. She was loved by many, touched the lives of many, will be missed dearly, and she will never be forgotten. In addition to her mother, Darlene is survived by her son, Michael Welschmeyer, Folk; six sisters: Deborah J. (Bob) Thompson, Folk; Diane (Raymond) Morgan, Folk; Doris (Lloyd) West, Freeburg; Donna Kesel, Delores Lynn Bexten, and Dawn Ramos, all of Folk; three brothers, David Kempker, Daniel Kempker, Dwayne (Tanya) Kempker, all of Folk; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Kempker. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Folk with the Rev. Mark S. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Folk with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Goldschmidt Cancer Center, 1432 Southwest Blvd., Jefferson City, Mo 65109. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.