Darleen Mushel, 79, died Oct. 31, 2007 at her home in Nisswa, Minn. She was born May 20, 1928.
Mrs. Mushel was an 18-year resident of Payson before moving to Nisswa, Minn.
She dedicated her life to the service of others, working at both Rim Country Health and Retirement Community in nursing (when it was called Manzanita Manor) and RTA Hospice and Palliative Care.
She was instrumental in the Step-by-Step nursing degree program and responsible for countless kind acts to others.
Her husband, Jerry, preceded her in death March 2, 2007.
She is survived by son, Chris (Roseanne) Mushel, daughters Shannon Webster, Ruth (Wade) Caudill, Catherine (Tom) Mushel, Zona Knox, Rose (David) Ployhar and 13 grandchildren, with one great-grandchild on the way.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.