Darlene June (Gustafson) Hughson, 50, Lawson, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at the Golden Living Center, Independence, Mo., following a three and a half year battle with lung cancer.

Darlene June (Gustafson) Hughson, 50, Lawson, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2010, at the Golden Living Center, Independence, Mo., following a three and a half year battle with lung cancer.

Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010, at the Polley Funeral Home, Lawson, Mo. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, August 27, 2010, at the funeral home.

Darlene was born on February 15, 1960, in Independence, Mo., to Carl L. and Sara D. (Barrington) Gustafson. She graduated from William Chrisman in Independence, Mo., the class of 1978. After graduation she worked for Hallmark Greeting Cards in Liberty, Mo., where she met her husband of 29 years.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny Hughson of the home, one daughter Tara Hughson of the home, one son Todd Hughson of the home, her parents Carl and Sara Gustafson of Independence, Mo. Three Brothers: David Gustafson and wife Hanna of Independence, Mo., Carl W. Gustafson and wife Melody of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Mark Gustafson and wife Mary of Blue Springs, Mo., one sister Sharon Hostetler and husband Will of Blue Springs, Mo., and many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements: Polley Funeral Home, Lawson, Mo., 816-580-7704, www.polleyfuneralhome.com.