She was born Jan. 5, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Christian George and Bertha W. Meier Kaufmann. Darline was married to Harvey Dow on May 26, 1984.
She attended Franklin School and graduated from Central High School in 1958. Darline worked at the former Donut Drive-In and was a cashier 29 1/2 years in the dining room at Southeast Missouri Hospital, retiring in 2008.
She was baptized at St. James Church in Tilsit and confirmed at United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau, where she was a member.
Darline is survived by her husband, Harvey; a sister, Norma Trickey of Cape Girardeau; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Kaufmann of Jackson; four stepchildren, Lisa, Kevin, Bridget and Amy; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother and an infant sister.
The funeral was held Monday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Burial was in St. James Cemetery at Tilsit.