Ms. Sylvia Wanda Darnall

sylvia  darnall

August 4, 1936 ~ September 15, 2022

Born in: Pulaski, Tennessee
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Sylvia W (Wanda) Darnall passed away on September 15, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: October 8 at 10:00 AM at Wade Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway. Interment will be at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Wanda was born in Pulaski, Tennessee to Wilma Cobb Hardy and Clyde Hardy. She was a graduate of Giles County High School, Martin College, and Tennessee Technological University. She received a Master’s from Vanderbilt University.

After teaching in Nashville for a few years, she applied for and got a job with the Department of Defense. She was sent to Mannheim, Germany where she taught in a high school for military dependants. While in Germany she met Lt. Mike Darnall. After a whirlwind courtship, they married. Their oldest daughter Annamarie was born in Germany.

After coming back to the states, they lived first in Grand Prairie, TX where a second daughter Alicia was born. Later they moved to Arlington, where they lived for many years. She worked as a teacher for the Grand Prairie ISD for several years.

Wanda was very busy during retirement. She and Mike were members of First United Methodist Church of Arlington. They were both active members of the Samaritan Class. She was a member of the Arlington Woman’s Club,
the Suburban Club, and Encore. For many years she enjoyed volunteering at Arlington Memorial Hospital. She always said she received so much more than she gave by working there. She was also a volunteer with the RIF program. She enjoyed playing bridge, Mah Jongg, and canasta. She was a huge Ranger fan and Cowboys fan until her passing. She believed it was important to never stop learning. The most important things in her life were her faith, her family, and her friends.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Dave.
Survivors: Her sister Barbara Puryear, her brother Ron Hardy, her husband Mike, daughters Annamarie Hall and Alicia Baker, grandchildren Cassidy Hall, Bailey Hall, Gabby Baker, Tonya Baker, and Josh Baker.


Memorial Service: October 8, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Reception: October 8, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room: Belle Hall

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Graveside Service: October 12, 2022 3:00 pm

Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

(214) 467-3374

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Memories Timeline


  1. The date on this timeline is an approximate date for the time that I first met Wanda at Jackson Middle School in Grand Prairie. We were both on the school teaching staff; we both had small children; we both had similar interests. And it was a long time ago!

    What a long and wonderful list of memories I have, but the picture here reminds me of our many outings together for either lunch or dinner with our husbands and friends. Since Wanda is so beautifully dressed up in this picture, it must have been dinner with a good glass of red wine! She looks happy here – and classy, too! I think we had dinner at this place together once! I will miss her! Rest in Peace, Wanda! With love, Verna

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