Roger Dee Darnell of Picher died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, in Springfield, Mo., after an illness. He was 40.

Darnell was born March 6, 1966, to Esten Dee and Lena (Harrison) Darnell.. He graduated from Picher High School in 1984 and continued to live in Ottawa County all of his life.

He worked as a ranch hand.

Survivors include three sisters, Sheryl Stone of Commerce, Vickie Enders of Springfield and Michelle Sly of Nixa, Mo., and one brother, Dennis Darnell of Miami.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Paul Thomas Funeral Chapel in Commerce with the Rev. Bob Harrison officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Picher. Pallbearers will be Arron Enders, Steve Enders, Bob Harrison and Chris Stone.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at the funeral home in Commerce.