Dara Lynn KoellingMay 17th, 2020
Dara Lynn Koelling, 39, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia due to injuries sustained in a house fire. She was born on January 22, 1981, in Warrensburg, a daughter of the late Deborah Taylor-Trenary and Ronald Shelton. Dara attended Cole County R-V High School in Eugene. She obtained her Certified Nurse Aide certification. Dara enjoyed crafts, gardening, sewing, and cooking. She especially loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her sisters: Lora Fannon (Darryl) of Jefferson City and Dana Shelton of St. Elizabeth; nephew: Kaleb Mueller (Anastasia) of Jefferson City; nieces: Taylor Wolz (Brian) of Jefferson City, Shelby Affleck and Peyton Affleck of Utah; and great-nephews: Kolby Mueller and Korbin Mueller. Dara was preceded in death by her parents and maternal grandparents: Jack and Nadine Taylor. A celebration of Dara's life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Safety Net benefiting the Jefferson City Fire Department. After Dara's passing, she was able to help many donor recipients with her gift of organs thru the Midwest Transplant Program. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109; (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.